The Devil Makes Three releases single “Champagne & Reefer”

The Devil Makes Three  recently announced their new album, Redemption & Ruin set for release September 16th on New West Records. Today, the band releases the second single off their forthcoming effort – a cover of Muddy Waters “Champagne and Reefer.” “Muddy Waters was a childhood hero of mine,” guitarist Pete Bernhard told Garden & Gun Magazine about the track. “I got my first album by Muddy as a gift from my brother when I was eleven years old.” The album, alongside pre-sale tickets for the dates listed below, will be available digitally, on CD, and on vinyl. Click here to purchase the album. LISTEN TO “CHAMPAGNE AND REEFER” HERE

Redemption & Ruin is a concept project of 12 hand-picked songs that bring fans in on the repertoire and legacy that have inspired The Devil Makes Three from before they founded the band. Divided in to two sides, the subjects of “redemption” and “ruin” are explored through various works by Muddy Waters, Tampa Red, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson to name a few and The Devil Makes Three’s interpretations of these songs also feature an all-star cast of guest stars like Emmylou Harris, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Darrell Scott and guitar great Duane Eddy. Pete, Cooper and Lucia’s mutual love of these songs, their exploration of the human condition and the therapeutic keening of the blues melodies has been found throughout their albums of original material but here on Redemption & Ruin their bringing listeners directly to the source point of their inspiration.

The Devil Makes Three have been simplistically tagged as everything from punk to bluegrass to rockabilly, but one sweaty show will dispel and clarify; They know their tradition, but really what they do is throw down. In the bands nearly 15 years together they’ve played just about every well worn bar and theatre in America and have quietly built such a massive following that they now headline amphitheaters and festivals and sell thousands of tickets a night. They’ll head back out on the road this fall in support of the new album with over 40 North American shows planned. Highlights include a return to the Wiltern in Los Angeles on January 6th and multiple night stints in Seattle, Portland, Santa Cruz and San Diego.


Sept 18 – Freshgrass Festival – North Adams, MA

Sept 22 – The Warehouse – Fairfield, CT

Sept 23 – Lupos Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI

Sept 24 – State Theater – Portland, ME

Sept 25 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QB Canada

Sept 28 – Opera House – Toronto, ON Canada

Sept 29 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

Sept 30 – The Bluebird – Bloomington, IN

Oct 01 – Roots N Blues BBQ Fest – Columbia, MO

Oct 02 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA

Oct 05 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT

Oct 06 – Shadowbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

Oct 07 – Shadowbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

Oct 08 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

Oct 09 -Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

Oct 12 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

Oct 13 – Pink Garter Theatre – Jackson Hole, WY

Oct 14 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

Oct 15 – Riverwalk – Breckenridge, CO

Dec 28 – Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater – Grass Valley, CA

Dec 30 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

Dec 31 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

Jan 04 – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA

Jan 05 – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA

Jan 06- The Wiltern Theater – Los Angeles, CA

Jan 07 – The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

Jan 08 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

Jan 11 – ACM at UCU – Oklahoma City, OK

Jan 12 – Granada – Dallas, TX

Jan 13 – Emo’s – Austin, TX

Jan 14 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

Jan 15 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

Jan 18 – 20th Century – Cincinnati, OH

Jan 20 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI

Jan 21 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL

Jan 22 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI

Jan 25 – Anthology – Rochester, NY

Jan 26 – House of Blues – Boston, MA

Jan 27 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY

Jan 28 – Theatre of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

Jan 29 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA

Feb 01 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC

Feb 02 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC

Feb 03 – Venue TBA – Atlanta, GA

Feb 04 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN

Feb 09-13 – Avett Brothers at The Beach – Riviera Maya, Mexico

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