Three Day Threshold
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Three Day Threshold

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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Three Day Threshold @ Horsefeathers

North Conway, New Hampshire, USA

North Conway, New Hampshire, USA

Three Day Threshold @ Three Day Threshold Birthday Party @ Bulfinch Yacht Club

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Three Day Threshold @ Boston Hempfest Freedom Rally on the Boston Common

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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"Boston's Three Day Threshold has a felicitously original sound. Combining the best of The Rolling Stones, The Pogues, Little Feat and Johnny Cash, Three Day Threshold gets juiced up. 3DT's songs are energetic, loud and crafted with terrific hooks" - Sarah Rodman

"There's plenty of banjo and fiddle to be heard and numbers about trusty ole dogs and drinking and gambling and the stuff that's being drunk. But this isn't exactly a country album; this album rocks. A-" - Ed Symkus

By Kerry Purcell

“Our original lineup has kinda morphed,” said Kier Byrnes, singer and multi-instrumentalist in the Boston-based band Three Day Threshold. “Now I’d say we’re more like a hockey team - switching players in and out.”
Sitting at the Pour House’s bar, Byrnes continued to work the sports metaphors to describe the steady minor-league career of this punkish bluegrass band.
Three Day Threshold has spent years playing gigs at middling-to-small venues - but it has not gone unnoticed. The band’s three-hour sets and songwriting abilities have earned it honors as Outstanding Roots Act of 2003 and 2004 at the Boston Music Awards and Best Roots Act of ’03 and ’04 in the WFNX/Boston Phoenix Music Poll.
Its songs have been featured in movie soundtracks, on three MTV reality shows, Fox-TV’s “The Simple Life” and Spike TV.
Even though the TV appearances have failed to spark a steady cash flow, Byrnes was thrilled with the “awesome exposure” they brought to the band.
“I’m not in it to be rich or famous,” Byrnes said. “We just wanna be heard.”
Three Day Threshold sticks to the Northeast during tours, but its music has a way of getting around: One of the band’s tracks made its way onto a compilation CD of Irish songs that was released in Japan.
“If we get asked to play in Japan, I’ll drink sake till the cows come home,” Byrnes said.
Meet: Three Day Threshold
The sound: Well-rounded, punked-out roots-rock peppered with traditional Celtic sounds.
The music: Listen to and download tracks from Three Day Threshold’s 13-track album, ‘‘Behind the Barn,” at, or

- Boston Herald

“The band called 3DT by their more rabid fans, plays rock with bluegrass accouterments like banjo and mandolin, a punk beat and an Irish bar anthem sound... Its country music for people who hate country music… Rock is the backbone of a 3DT show. But country is the soul.”
- Joel Silverstein, The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror
- The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror

“Three Day Threshold are fast on the way to establishing themselves as local legends. While their combination of punk and bluegrass might not seem as groundbreaking as it did in a pre-Uncle Tupelo world, the facts speak for themselves. Not only is this the third time that Three Day Threshold have copped the Phoenix’s prize for the best roots act (they have also have the crowns from the 2003 and 2004 polls), but they’ve walked away with an equal number of Boston Music Awards. A willingness to play anywhere and everywhere, from boarding schools to opening spots on bills with the likes of Social Distortion and Southern Culture on the Skids has earned Three Day Threshold a dedicated following. And they’ve got the chops to back it up. The band’s bluegrass sensibility is just one of the vast range of influences that feed Three Day Threshold’s unique approach to roots rock. And make no mistake, rock is an absolutely essential component. Currently holed up ay Cambridge’s Hi-N-Dry studio working on their next release, Three Day Threshold have found the right place to expand their palette further, if they choose. The British jam band, Gomez, recently penned a ditty titled “Chasing Ghosts with Alcohol”; that’s not a bad way of summing up the Three Day Threshold aesthetic.” – Tom Kielty, The Boston Phoenix

- Boston Phoenix/WFNX’s Best Music Poll


I Hear That Train A Comin’
5-song CD

It’s pretty bold to name your latest EP after a great Johnny Cash song, and then don’t play the f*cking song (actually the line comes from the second track—“Uni”). Despite that I am, as ever, convinced that 3DT can do wrong in my view. The first couple of times I saw Three Day Threshold and heard their music, I considered a lot of it to be over the top and tongue in cheek, but as they progressed and evolved, I became more convinced that Kier Byrnes is a misplaced Tennessean, looking for the Grand Ole Opry on the streets of Allston Rock City. This new EP is by far the most energetic country record made by anyone in decades. Three Day Threshold just keeps getting better and better with each new release, and they also seem to be keeping it more real than any other country band in Boston. Despite how ironic that sounds, a great deal of great country acts have come from Boston over the years and now Three Day Threshold is at the top of that mighty heap. - THE NOISE

You guys are like the bluegrass/roots rock version of the Pogues. Made me want to get a pint of something. Totally fun stuff!! - Shannon McClatchey, Senior National Editor


Still working on that hot first release.



Winners of Best Local Band from Boston Magazine, Three Day Threshold is at the forefront of the Americana, Celtic and country music scenes in New England. Born and bred in NH, their music has taken the band all over the globe; from festivals in the Netherlands to a Johnny Cash style gig at a Belgian prison, even a private show for Jim Beam Whiskeys in Clermont, KY, where the band was rewarded with a personal tour of the distillery by none other than the great grandson (and current Master Distiller) of Jim Beam.  On their most recent adventure, the band played for U.S. troops stationed overseas in the Middle East and Africa. Glad to be back home, the band is currently working on their 8th album which they are hoping to release this spring/summer.


Nominated for a 2017 New England Music Award: Best in State - NH

Winner of "Best Local Band" by Boston Magazine

Performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

Opener for national acts like Zac Brown Band, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dick Dale, Montgomery Gentry & Trace Adkins

Selected By The US Armed Forces for multiple tours of Military Bases to support the troops (Middle East & Central America)

Multiple Award Winner:  Boston Music Awards, Iguana Fund/Passim Folk Music Cultural Center Award, CMJ/Tour Live Contest, WBZ TV A&E Award for "Best Stage Presence"