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Sons of the Never Wrong

Sons of the Never Wrong to Play at Blue Moon Coffeehouse

January 18, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Sons of the Never Wrong, a Chicago trio who mixes folk, jazz and rock, will perform at Illinois Wesleyan University's Blue Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, Jan. 27 in the Main Lounge of the Memorial Center (104 University St., Bloomington).  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show, which is free and open to IWU faculty, staff and students with I.D., starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets for the public are $10 and are available at The Garlic Press (106 W. North St., Normal), on the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon. or by calling the Blue Moon Hotline at (309) 556-3815, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. till noon, and 1 p.m. till 4 p.m. and at the door.

Other concerts for the Spring 2007 season will be Vance Gilbert on Feb. 3, Mary Gauthier in a special Sunday evening show on Feb. 11, Cheryl Wheeler on March 3, and Willy Porter on April 14.

Sons of the Never Wrong are a folk trio from Chicago made up of Bruce Roper, Deborah Lader, and Sue Demel.  The band has been playing original "turbo-charged folk music" for 14 years to a "devoted national following."  Their shows include nearly constant movement, often in the form of stylized dance steps, as well as a steady flow of humorous stories between songs.

According to The Washington Post, the highlights of the show are "the blend they create together with three very different voices, as well as their jazzy syncopation and willingness to cross from realism to surrealism in their lyrics."

The band was formed in 1992 when Demel and former bandmate Nancy Walker heard Roper performing what they called a "quirky, yet poetic style of songwriting" at a local club. The three singer-songwriters, with backgrounds in rock, folk and jazz, instantly knew there was some kind of "magic in the mix," and devoted themselves to creating their own brand of folk music.

Four years ago, Walker left the group to pursue a solo career.  The band found multi-instrumentalist Lader, who stepped in, bringing with her what critics call "a clever style of writing, expressive voice, and a bluegrass influence."

Since then, the band says their five CD releases have brought them "stunning national and international reviews, as well as extensive radio-play across the country."

For more information about the show, contact the Blue Moon Coffeehouse at (309) 556-3815 or http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon.

Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181