Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio welcomes The Devil Makes Three on Wednesday, May 16 th at 8:00pm and tickets are on sale now! The Devil Makes Three build exuberant rhythms from the inside out, wrapping finger-picked strings and upsurging harmonies around chugging acoustic guitar and bass, plying an ever-growing audience onto its feet to jump, shake and waltz. TDM3’s sound is garage-y ragtime, punkified blues, old new timey without settling upon a particular era, inspired as much by mountain music as by Preservation Hall jazz. Zach Schmidt will open the show! Doors will open at 6:00pm, for a happy hour before the show, with music starting at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at (740) 753-1924 or www.stuartsoperahouse.org.
“There’s a road that goes out of every town. All you’ve got to do is get on it,” Pete Bernhard says. The guitarist/singer and his cohorts in the raw and raucous trio The Devil Makes Three have found their way onto that road numerous times since they first left their picaresque rural hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Back then, they had no idea it would lead them to such auspicious destinations as the Newport Folk and Austin City Limits Festivals, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and on tours with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Trampled By Turtles. Along the way, they drew numerous accolades from a growing fan base and press alike. TDM3's travels and travails serve as inspiration for their fourth album and their New West Records debut, I'm a Stranger Here, produced by Buddy Miller and recorded at Dan Auerbach’s (Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound in Nashville. With upright bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean, Bernhard crafted a dozen tunes, part road songs, part heartbreak songs and part barnburners.
For a band that made its bones with dynamic performances, recording an album is almost like coaxing lightning into a bottle, but Miller and TDM3 succeed on I’m a Stranger Here. Now they’re continuing the journey that began when they found their way to the road that led them out of Vermont. “I can’t wait to get onstage, I love it,” Bernhard says. “Playing music for a living is a blessing and a curse, but for us there’s no other option.” The best songwriters can take you to a specific place and specific time – even if you’ve never been. It’s exactly what happens when you listen to Zach Schmidt’s music.
Emerging on the Nashville folk music scene with his 2013 release of Horse or Truck or Train, Zach demonstrated undeniable talent as a fresh singer-songwriter.Zach’s music has a profound ability to pay homage to the longstanding tradition of folk music while breathing new-life into American sound. Between a bicycle trip across the continental US, cattle ranching in Texas, and the hard traveling life of a touring musician, Zach has had plenty to write about. His latest album, The Day We Lost The War, tells stories of hard work inspired by rust-belt towns, as well as tales of heartbreak by lovers torn apart by land or sea. In a few short years, Zach became a staple of the Nashville folk music scene.
The Devil Makes Three will perform at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio on Wednesday, May 16 th at 8:00pm, doors open at 6:00pm. Zach Schmidt will open the show. Tickets are available right now! Floor seats are $33 in advance or $38 at the door, Balcony seats are $28 in advance or $33 at the door, and Box seats are $38 in advance or $43 at the door. For more information call (740) 753-1924 or visit our website at www.stuartsoperahouse.org.