Three Times Bad / Press

“Three Times Bad are breathing fresh new life into American bluegrass... with a variety of musical influences such as hillbilly swing, outlaw country, Gypsy jazz, honkytonk, folk songs and much more... bring[ing] back that nostalgic feel for a time where music held a common thread that cemented friendships and bonds were forged.”

“VIDEO OF THE DAY! Three Times Bad – ‘No More No Less’”

“This is boot-stompin', beer-swillin', muddy roots music, where outlaw bluegrass meets anti-folk meets hillbilly punk in a band of city-dwellers who want nothing more than to be pickin' and howlin' from a rickety front porch Appalachia.”

“Pass the moonshine! With knee-slapping bluegrass songs about chasing the reverend's wife, cornbread crumbs and possum stew, Three Times Bad aims to ignite an Appalachian hoedown tonight.”

“A hot new San Francisco string trio born from the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed transmedia novel 'badbadbad.'"”

“'A great live show is all about ecstatic hoedown.'”

"Urban hillbilly music at its finest: ear-opening, toe-tapping tales of love-making on cornbread crumbs, illicit obsession with the reverend's wife and possum stew, and gospel hoedowns the likes of which you haven't seen since Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening."

“Epic moustaches and bent bluegrass.”

"Incredible musicianship!"

"We usually have quieter folk bands here, but you guys are on the edge of madness -- and it's great!"

bartender at Yosemite Bug Mountain Resort

"This band is really on the move!"

“You guys really have something cool. You said your music was dirty, yeah, and deep, and out there, and rich with a bunch of interesting influences.”

Benjie Howard (Bellingham folk singer)

"Since we’re also mining the bluegrass and folk traditions, we’re going way back to learn old-time spirituals and mountain songs. It’s an ass-kicking music-history lesson to say the least."

"Story songs are a big part of [Three Times Bad's] live show, but the adventurousness of these musicians, and their joy in each other’s company means there is a lot of spontaneity in concert."

"Evokes the storytelling of bluegrass and the complex relationships of dirty American roots."

"Fascinating for its grasp of the intersection between literature and our modern modes of communication."

"You guys got some soul!"

Paige Anderson (precocious band leader of Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin)

“Like Old Bizarro Religious Folk. Completely classic.”

Kirsten Alene Pierce - Overheard on Facebook post-Dante's Sinferno show

“THIS WEEK'S PICKS: "Three Times Bad regenerates the mood [of Zombie Love] with alternative bluegrass wailings."”

"I've seen Jimi Hendrix live and you guys KICKED ASS!"

surprisingly sober new fan - Milk Bar in the Haight

“Hearing your music and watching you guys having so much fun on stage made me want to LIVE!”

non-suicidal new fan - The Horned Hand in Bend, OR

“I totally thought you guys were gonna be a shitty garage band. But you're awesome!”

a new fan at Rellik Tavern

"Country-punk style and catchy as hell. 'Bed o’ Cornbread Crumbs' will be embedded in my head for days."