The Devil Makes Three (TDM3) that is. The Santa Cruz based trio played to a capacity crowd at the Tahoe Biltmore’s Breeze Lounge on March 28 and as anybody who has been lucky enough to see them live will tell you, it was a hell of a show! Local artists Jack Up and Jenny from the Rusty Strings and Truckee Tribe opened with a fun set of guitar and fiddle music that had the crowd slapping and stomping long before TDM3 even took the stage. The main event was a filled-to-capacity performance that had the entire room dancing to the encore. Pretty impressive considering this is essentially a string trio with no drummer. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Pete Bernhard, bassist Lucia Turino kicking and slapping out the beats on the stand-up, and Cooper McBean on guitar and banjo (and just about anything with strings is my guess). This was a stop on TDM3s ‘warm-up’ tour; the real deal kicks off in May in celebration of their first new album in four years, ‘Do Wrong Right’ which is slated for an April 21 release. (Shameless plug: Listen to 101.5 FM to hear our favorite tracks from the new album.) The music is a mix of rockabilly, folk, bluegrass, and something entirely more in line with the energy usually found in punk rock. I think… folkagrassabilly sounds about right. With songs like ‘Aces and Twos,’ ‘Poison Trees,’ and the titular ‘Do Wrong Right,’ TDM3 has crafted a solid album that evokes images of outlaws, broken dreams, open roads, and the lore of Classic Americana, all played with a ferocity and passion that is rarely matched in acoustic music. The album will be available on Milan Records April 21. ( For tour dates, online ordering, downloads, and updates visit

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