Redemption & Ruin, the Santa Cruz natives enlisted the likes of Emmylou Harris and Duane Eddy for an album of covers. Thematically, the album is split into songs that tackle each of the topics in the title, including lesser-known tracks by Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Muddy Waters and Townes Van Zandt, among others. Fans may have been hankering for a batch of new tunes, but The Devil Makes Three show their experimentation and risk-taking can extend beyond their own compositions.
For nearly a decade and a half, The Devil Makes Three have brought their intricate blend of bluegrass, folk and rockabilly to a ferociously devoted audience. On their latest album,