Things i left behind is the debut solo release by Pete Bernhard the singer songwriter from The Devil Makes Three Featuring Lucia turino of The Devil Makes Three on upright bass. Listen to the songs and you'll get the picture, painted with sweet harmonies and rhythms, voiced earnestly with an impressive use of language. The songs tell us "ain't no use in mixing fire dynamite." They describe "cold winds that'll take the color right out of your eyes." They tell you all of us are "fixer uppers," and life today "is more about the stomach than it is about the heart." Soldiers,sailors, carpenters, queens, and workingmen are invoked equally in one poetic and prayerful plea for camaraderie. The songs carry on the tradition symbolized by mythological giants Woody Guthrie, Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan, the American drifter with a keen, poetic and sweetly disdainful view of life.
"a man who looks like Townes(Van zandt) and writes equally good songs, Pete Bernhard of the Devil Makes Three. "
SF Weekly Feb 1, 2006
Check out the artist's website:http://www.petebernhard.com
1. ashville blues
2. street light
6. fix it up
7. left behind