A key figure in the U.S. ‘murder folk’ scene which also includes contemporaries such as The Devil Makes Three and The Dead South, the music of singer-songwriter AMIGO THE DEVIL is a unique blend of folk that also incorporates elements of Southern Gothic, Country and Bluegrass. Initially influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Godspeed! You Black Emperor, the artist born as Danny Kiranos has a recognized sound that carries traces of artists such as Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show and singer-songwriters William Elliott Whitmore and David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower, allied with direct, often morbid lyrics shot through with a dark sense of humour.

Following a number of well received single and EP releases, the debut album by AMIGO THE DEVIL, entitled ‘Everything Is Fine’, was produced by Ross Robinson, renowned for his work with major league hard rock/metal acts such as Korn, Slipknot, At The Drive In, and Glassjaw. But here, Robinson brings a warmth and presence to a musically varied set of songs that reveal more with each play. The album also features drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage) sitting in on the entire recording session. The album was recorded at Valentine Studios, a time capsule untouched since the 70’s with all the original gear and atmosphere. ‘Everything Is Fine’ was recorded, mixed and mastered to tape to capture an absolute and pure brutal honesty.


‘Everything Is Fine’, out October 19 via Regime Music Group, features the standout confessional ballad Cocaine And Abel, which has stunned all who have heard it. Finger-picked acoustic guitar, piano and a sympathetic, sparing string arrangement underpin a song described by the Everything Is Noise site as “a contrite and regretful man bares his soul by recounting his bad decisions, evil acts, self-doubt and fears. It’s one of the most powerful songs that I have heard all year.”

“I wanted this video to be a real life catalog of the confessions in the song. It’s the process of personal change and hopefully growth which is a strong theme throughout the record,” says AMIGO THE DEVIL. “I was born impatient and I was born unkind, but I refuse to believe I have to be the same person I was born when I die.”

Watch the music video for Cocaine And Abel here now & via the official website of Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, where AMIGO THE DEVIL will perform on Sunday, October 14 (in Sacramento, CA). He will also perform at the official Monster Energy Aftershock Festival afterparty later that evening at Goldfield Trading Company, also in Sacramento (more afterparty info).

AMIGO THE DEVIL will embark on a national tour in support of the new record. Despite being armed with only his vocals and a banjo/acoustic guitar, the live show is worlds away from what people expect of a traditional folk show. Loaded with sing-alongs and an unsuspecting dose of humour to make otherwise grim topics accessible for fans of every genre, the songs remain deeply rooted in the tradition of story-telling that seems to be slipping away from the human condition. It is a must see show this Fall! Check out tour dates here or see below.


North America:
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Monster Energy Aftershock Festival – Discovery Park
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post (aftershow party for Aftershock)
10/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/19 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
10/20 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/22 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/24 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/25 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s on Newport
10/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Three Parkside
10/27 – Los Osos, CA @ Sweet Springs Saloon
10/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
10/30 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
10/31 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/1 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11/3 – Hamtramck, MI @ The Sanctuary
11/4 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
11/5 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Pete’s Concert Venue
11/7 – Millvale, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr. Small’s
11/8 – Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station
11/9 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
11/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
11/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11/14 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/15 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
11/16 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
11/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory
11/18 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

12/04 – Paris – La Boule Noire
12/05 – Amsterdam – Melkweg
12/07 – London – Borderline
12/08 – Nottingham – Bodega
12/09 – Newcastle – Think Tank
12/11 – Glasgow – Stereo
12/12 – Manchester – Deaf Institute
12/13 – Bristol – Thekla
12/14 – London – Oslo

‘Everything Is Fine’ is currently available for pre-order online HERE