Since 2011, friends of the Dig Pay The Devil have worked to become a regular component of the Milwaukee Wisconsin music scene. The five piece band is comprised of Ivan Eisenberg on banjo, harmonica, and vocals, Ivan Wayne Baker III on guitar, and vocals, Matt Gibbons on mandolin, and vocals, Jeremy Ault on washboard, and all things hillbilly percussion, and finally Kent Heberling on spoons, kick drum, and snare. Their newest EP is entitled Money For Old Rope and was released this week on August 6, 2013. True to their nature, it is a mix of Bluegrass, Americana, and new compositions which speak to the audience through the filter of traditional music.
Pay The Devil is best paired with a Fixed Gear from Lake Front Brewery, a platter of aggressive cheeses from the Wisconsin Cheese Mart, and the company of your closest friends. If this sounds like nothing short of a slice of fried gold then don’t miss the Big Ass Bluegrass Bash in KuaKauna WI this Saturday August 10th. You can also check out all Pay The Devil’s tour dates on their webpage, or stay in touch via Facebook and Twitter. With full drinks, robust enthusiasm, and relentless conviction, Pay The Devil is a galvanizing force in the traditional music scene in Milwaukee Wisconsin.