Melding many musical styles, Devil’s Backbone draws upon influences worldwide. Each member of the band comes from a very different musical background, allowing the music to be diverse. From song to song the members of Devil's Backbone will trade instruments to gain greater variety in the music through varied interpretations.
Dante’s voice is different from the cookie cutter sound that drones through our commercialized modern age, and his poetic, visual lyrics provide a strong and personal sense of expression. He has opened on tours of Ben Folds, Hal Ketchum, Guster, Something Corporate and other notable acts all across the country.
Joe primarily plays upright bass for the group but is well known for his ability to pick up and play virtually any instrument that suits the song. He has a rich knowledge of great American music and the ability to play most any song he hears with great feeling and technical proficiency.
Pete studied music at the renowned Juilliard School in New York City. As a sought-after classical musician, Pete performs over 50 concerts in New York City each year. He has played venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. In addition, he has played with orchestras in many cities in Asia and in the U.S. He has a great knowledge of music from various cultures which he has applied to Devil's Backbone.
Devil's Backbone brings together a varied group of musicians who have created a trailblazing band with amazing sounds that are very much their own. Their new debut album is set to release in 2011.