The Devil Doves have released their 2nd album Also Playing and are actively touring throughout Ohio; surprising and delighting audiences at taverns and festivals with their energetic live performances and creative songwriting. The new batch of songs picks up where their well acclaimed self-titled debut record leaves off, focusing on the gruff, reflective lyrics of Junior Kauffman and the groove laid down by Kyle "Headband" Davis on the cajon and Rev. Rico "Thunderstorm" Nassau on the bass. The addition of Jeff Straw's keyboard on Also Playing completes the sound; filling the spaces in-between the beats with catchy organ riffs and improvised piano prowess. The 11-song sophomore effort highlights a tight sound with angelic harmonies over a rough and tumble skeleton.
Dear Devil Doves,
The album is perfect. It's been on repeat in my car since Saturday and will probably play until you release the next one. And if I ever find myself in a position where a priest has come to read me my last rights I hope Junior Kauffman shows up just in time to tell him, "Could you scoot back a little bit father, my friend Mondo here is allergic to bullshit." Then Junior takes a seat at the foot of my bed with guitar in hand and plays me the song about where songs come from.
- Matthew Edward Marroquin
Check out these articles:
Meet Columbus Band The Devil Doves, by WOSU’s Broad & High Presents
Album Review – the Devil Doves’ Also Playing, in the Columbus Free Press
The Devil Doves Fly High With Album Release at Woodland’s Tavern – 6/24/17, in Music in Motion Columbus
Lonesome highway grooves, in the Dayton City Paper
Alive’s picks for the ComFest 2015 bands not to miss, in the Columbus Alive.
Devil Doves don't disappoint, in the Columbus Free Press.
Friday, June 7
Steiner's Speakeasy - Chillicothe, OH / 9:00
Saturday, June 8
Mother Stewart's Brewing Co. - Springfield, OH / 7:30
Sunday, June 9
Columbus Arts Festival - Columbus, OH / 12:15pm
Friday, June 14
Duck Creek Log Jam - Logan, OH / 3:00
Saturday, June 15
Washboard Festival - Logan, OH / 5:00 / 8:00
Thursday, July 4
Doo Dah Parade - Columbus, OH / Noon
Saturday, July 6
Combustion Brewing Co. - Pickerington, OH / 7:00pm
Saturday, July 13
Private party - Westerville, OH / 8:00
Sunday, July 14
Goodale Park Music Series - Columbus, OH / 12:30pm
Friday, August 2
Canoegrass - Houston, OH / 8:30
Friday, August 16
Columbus Food Truck Festival - Columbus, OH / t.b.a.
Saturday, August 17
Fink Fest - Columbus Grove, OH / time t.b.d.
Friday, September 13
Paw Paw Festival / Lake Snowden - Albany, OH / time t.b.d.
Friday, September 20
Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival - Urbana, OH / 4:30
3 Legged Mare 401 North Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Big Woods Brewing Co. 60 Molly Ln, Nashville, IN. 47448
Bossy Grrl's PinUp Joint 2598 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Brew-Stirs 3028 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Brothers Drake 26 E 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
Casa Nueva 6 W State St, Athens, OH 45701
The Crow’s Nest 4544 West 8th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Dick's Den 2417 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Digby’s Pub & Patio 133 N 4th Street Lafayette, IN 47904
King Avenue Five 945 King Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
Local Roots 15 E Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065
Margaritaville 1000 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Mother Stewart's Brewing Co. 102 W. Columbia St. Springfield, OH 45504
Rambling House Soda 310 East Hudson Street, Columbus, OH 43202
Rumba Cafe 2507 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202
Scarlet and Gray Cafe 2203 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Shrunken Head 251 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
The Southgate House Revival 111 E. 6th Street, Newport, KY 41071
Space Bar 2590 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Steiner's Speakeasy 31 S Paint St, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Tree Bar 887 Chambers Rd, Columbus, OH 43212
The Tree House 333 Market St, Zanesville, OH 43701
Trolley Stop 530 East 5th Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Vino Bellissimo 2412 Cable Ct., Lima, Ohio 45805
Wilbert’s Food & Music 812 Huron Avenue E, Cleveland, OH 44115
Woodlands Tavern 1200 West Third Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
Look for The Devil Doves anywhere an event cries out for a unique musical ambiance. Maybe yours?