This is the second of a short series of posts in which I take a cursory look at some of the acts that will be performing a the Northeast Kingdom Music Festival, which happens August 1st & 2nd at the Chilly Ranch in East Albany, Vermont.

The Devil Make Three are one of my all-time favorite acts.  And right at the start, I’d like to be clear that my love for this group has absolutely nothing to do with my small crush on the bass-player, Lucia.  Clever and original lyrics, an energized and refreshing take on traditional country, bluegrass and blues arrangements, and juts a raw “lets have a good time cause those fuckers could send us up in flames at any moment” attitude.  Not to mention, probably 90% of their songs are about love, loss, and drinking (sometimes all interconnected).

As their website says it:

 Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio – consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean – brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm

Check ’em:

And from NEKMF 2006’s Side Stage:

Of course, the purpose of this post is to showcase- and entice you to come to- the Northeast Kingdom Music Festival in East Albany, Vermont Aug 1 & 2.  However, serious fans of DM3 might want to try, like me, to catch them July 29 at Nectar’s in Burlington and then again July 30 at the increasingly famous Langdon Street Cafe in Montpelier.  When they played LSC a few days before NEKMF last year, not only did the roof actually blow off the place, but I was pretty sure the whole building was on the verge of coming down, they kicked all our asses.  Then close-out your week with two sure-to-be incredible sets from The Devil Makes Three at the NEKMF.  You won’t be disappointed.