“There’s a road that goes out of every town. All you’ve got to do is
get on it,” Pete Bernhard says.
The Devil Makes Three’s travels and travails serve as inspiration for their
fourth album and their New West Records debut, I’m a Stranger Here,
produced by Buddy Miller and recorded at Dan Auerbach’s (Black Keys)
Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville.
With upright bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean, guitarist/
singer Pete Bernhard crafted a dozen tunes, part road songs, part
heartbreak songs and part barnburners. While most bands are propelled
from behind by a drummer, TDM3 builds exuberant rhythms from the
inside out, wrapping finger-picked strings and upsurging harmonies
around chugging acoustic guitar and bass, playing an ever-growing
audience onto its feet to jump, shake and waltz.