The Devil Doves

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.

Also Playing

The Devil Doves

Listen to Also Playing on Bandcamp.

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

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Mingo Town Music


Check out these articles:

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.

Raise a Glass and Cheer The Devil Doves at:

Friday, April 20
Rambling House - Columbus, OH / 9:00

Friday, April 27
Steiner's Speakeasy - Chillicothe, OH / 9:00

Saturday, May 19
Smiling Skull - Athens, OH / 10:00

Sunday, June 17
Mid Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival - Parkersburg, WV / 2:45pm

Saturday, June 23
COMFEST at Goodale Park (Gazebo Stage) - Columbus, OH / Noon

Saturday, July 14
Summer Jam West at Westgate Park - Columbus, OH / time tbd

Saturday, August 4
Canoegrass - Houston, OH / 7:30

Saturday, August 25
Private Festival - Columbus Grove, OH / time tbd

Sunday, August 26
Brewfountaine - Bellefountaine, OH / 5:00

Saturday, September 22
Fish and Shrimp Festival - Urbana, OH / 11:00am

Fine Establishments:

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

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

Wilbert’s Food & Music 812 Huron Avenue E, Cleveland, OH 44115

Woodlands Tavern 1200 West Third Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212

Parties, Events, & Celebrations

Look for The Devil Doves anywhere an event cries out for a unique musical ambiance. Maybe yours?



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