Lucia is the bassist for The Devil Makes Three and has the best crazy gig stories. She’s been rained out, nearly blown over, had beer bottles hit her bass… and that’s just for starters!
I’m a big fan of crazy gig stories, and I was stoked to hear about what it’s like traveling the world and playing country/punk/folk music while trying to avoid getting whacked in the mouth by a microphone or trampled by a mosh pit!
Our chat goes like this:
- Part 1 – the pros and cons of big music festivals
- Part 2 – the origins of the band – life in Santa Cruz
- Part 3 – life on the road with a bass and crazy gig stories
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