The Devil Makes Three
/ Phillip Roebuck / Chardon Polka Band
Friday, May 25, 2012 9:00 PM EDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
Proving that music can be driven and rhythmic without a drummer, acoustic three-piece The Devil Makes Three embraces elements of true Americana with its blend of influences stemming from ragtime, country, folk and a dash of rockabilly. Their music could be called folk punk, if you absolutely had to categorize such a splendor.
“We play mainly rock venues where it’s not seated,” Pete explains. “Everybody dances. And except for the instrumentation and the fact that we don’t have a drummer, it’s pretty much like a rock gig. It can get pretty crazy, people are dancing and drinking and yelling. And that’s the way we like it.”
Their sound lives through three-part harmony and quick changing guitar and banjo lines. Throw in an upright bass and you know you’re going to be in for a good time. It’s hard to believe this sound comes from a trio of transplants that call California home. So grab a shot of bourbon at the bar (or four, so that you can share with the band) and get ready to kick up your boots. We dare you not to tap your toe at this show.