The Devil Makes Three - Old National Centre502 North New Jersey St Indianapolis,IN
05/17/2018 8:00 PM - 05/17/2018 10:00 PM
The Devil Makes Three
Like the Violent Femmes before them, Santa Cruz's the Devil Makes Three infuse their country-bluegrass swing with a raucous punk spirit. A popular group on the festival circuit, the trio spins its odes to Tennessee whiskey and brawling with acoustic guitar, banjo, and stand-up bass — an economical set-up that makes for some surprisingly danceable music. Lead singer Pete Bernhard's voice is a little rough around the edges, but the group's harmonies go down smooth. Too restless to play the typical bluegrass venues and too musically sophisticated for your average bar band, Devil Makes Three are a rare breed: wild traditionalists.- Flavorpill
Emerging on the Nashville folk music scene with his 2013 release of Horse or Truck or Train, Zach Schmidt 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. His experiences of cattle ranching in Texas, riding a bicycle across the continental U.S., and just the hard traveling life of a touring musician have left him have filled him with new inspiration and plenty of material to write about. His latest album, The Day We Lost The War, is filled with stories of real, hardworking people inspired by his experiences in rust-belt towns, as well as tales of heartbreak of lovers torn apart by land or sea.
While spending a lot of his time touring the country, in just a few short years, Zach has managed to become a staple of the Nashville folk music scene.
Lockland Springsteen says of The Day We Lost The War, “There’s a familiarity to Schmidt’s writing and musicality that recalls flecks of Williams (both Tennessee and Hank) melded with his own pensive perspective, culminating into a work so moving and realized, it can’t help but work its way to the listener’s core almost instantly. “
Zach is already back in the studio recording another album, and will continue his touring around the U.S.