Pay The Devil A Milwaukee Bluegrass Stringband

Did you catch us on 89.7 WUWM’s Lake Effect?! If you didn’t you don’t need to worry because you can stream it on demand. We are really happy with the way it turned out, and with the response we have received. For those of you playing along at home this interview / live studio performance contains two brand new songs. “Country Bound” and “Off My Shoes”. We have been hard at work putting together new material for our next album, and this recording is the first public glimpse into the new material. You’ll also get to hear us ramble about things like our musical influences and our back story. You can consider that a bonus.

We have one more show set up for 2015 and it’ll be a great one. We are playing with two great bands at Fire On Water in Milwaukee on December 4th, and there will be no cover. Here is a link to the official Facebook event. We are over the moon at the opportunity to share the stage with WAMI 2015 Singer/Songwriter of the Year Nominee Jay Matthes.

Finally it’s gift season and if you are in need of a gift idea you could always get your friends (or enemies) a copy of our first album. We have physical CDs again if that is your deal. Head on over to the store to order online. If you are in the Milwaukee area you can always shoot us an email and we can cut out the shipping middlemen. The album is also available as a digital download on CD BabyiTunes, or Amazon along with various other online retailers.

In conclusion, thank you. We genuinely hope to see you all soon.

With love and gratitude,
Pay The Devil

"High energy bluegrass that's worth your time!!!!"

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We love to play shows. We will probably play for cheaper than you think. Grand opening of a distillery? Celebrating a strange holiday? Getting drunk in a corn field? We're your band.

We can play up to a three hour set. We own our own PA system and can set up anywhere with a power outlet. We are also able and happy to play completely unamplified if the situation calls for it (like drinking in a corn field). Send an email to if you want to talk about booking us for a show.

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"Pay The Devil has somehow convinced me to like bluegrass.....YOU SHOULD TOO."