Sons of the Never Wrong Reviews

Sons of the Never Wrong

  •  "Dynamic, original harmony vocal trio.” WGBH Boston
  • “The Sons are so adventurous, it’s like they’re saying to the rest of us: have courage and take a chance. I feel so grateful that they are here.” Michael Smith
  • “The Sons have Revolutionized the world of folk.” UniverCity Magazine
  • “Although they write some serious songs and give some serious performances, they never take themselves too seriously. They take chances, inventing their own genre as they go.” Sing Out
  • “Literate, Witty Folk Music!” Chicago Tribune 
  • “Folk Music Reinvented: Sons of the Never Wrong keep pushing the genre forward.” Southwestern Observer
  • “The person who invented music must have had something like this in mind.” Culture Mob
  • “A Lead Sound In The Contemporary Folk Music Scene.” Sing Out
  • “One Song and you’re a fan for life!” Hemmens Theater
  • “Setting a standard for adult alternative, this lyric intensive music is decidedly ear and mind opening.” Midwest Record
  • “Their vocal blend sounds like no other; their original songs have wit & heart; their onstage dynamic is nothing short of manic.” The Ark
  • “The Sons stand out!” Kennedy Center
  • “Prepare to be blown away.” Under the Grid
  • “If you haven’t seen them yet, do yourself a favor & get tickets to see Sons of the Never Wrong NOW.” Top Ten
  • “SONS offer a fresh perspective on a traditional form. The songs, all originals, are lovingly crafted with catchy hooks and clever verses. An exuberant, optimistic approach to music-making.” The Chicago Tribune
  • “A pop sound with brains” WUMB Boston
  • “The group never stops moving; each song is performance art, with what i came to think of as vocal isometrics, perfectly controlled & pitched. Their lyrics witty & intelligent.” River Reporter
  • “Just plain folk? Not here.”Chicago Sun Times
  • “DARING. Sons blends tradition with innovation,the uncluttered sound of folk, with the energy of rock.” CampusReader
  • “It doesn’t take a critic’s ear to hear and understand some bands are simply a cut above the norm. Sons of the Never Wrong are one of those bands – Totally fantastic.” Yorkton This Week, Canada
  • “Sons perform serious, visionary & searingly joyous original music, this is something like a gift from heaven. Do not miss this band!” Andrew Calhoun – Waterbug
  • “Sons have a sound that is so unique that they are in a class by themselves.” New Texas
  • “sons are creating their own wave, and their own brand of omni-folk-pop music is about them, not some idealized version of folk. It is, consequently, more real & as it turns out, more universal.” The Voice
  • “ A bright spot on the horizon of American Folk Music.”Rambles Cultural Arts
  • “Woody Guthrie once said “I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose.” he’d find kindred spirits in the Sons of the Never Wrong, a folk trio whose exuberance elevates even such bleak themes as spurned lovers and sudden death. There’s so much joy to what they’re doing.” Chicago Magazine
  • “The band summons an urgent acoustic sound, that frames their literate and tasteful songs excellently.” americanUK
  • “I still get the ‘goose-bump factor’ when i play this brilliant group.”Steve Jerrett KOPN, MO.
  • “The Sons are a different breed of musicians, well maybe not a different breed, but certainly at the top of their field. They are introspective, charming storytellers that seem to use their talents to cleanse their souls. They expel a purely natural energy that makes one wonder “how do they do it?” At the least they are natural talent that skips hand in hand with sensational musicianship.” PopMatters Magazine
  • “Sons is one of those underground acts that everyone in the business talks about, “you should see these guys!” they tell each other on the phone or in the bar.” Argus Leader – Sioux Falls, SD.
  • “Dynamic, original harmony vocal trio.” WGBH Boston
  • “The Sons are so adventurous, it’s like they’re saying to the rest of us: have courage and take a chance. I feel so grateful that they are here.” Michael Smith
  • “The Sons have Revolutionized the world of folk.” UniverCity Magazine
  • “Although they write some serious songs and give some serious performances, they never take themselves too seriously. They take chances, inventing their own genre as they go.” Sing Out
  • “Literate, Witty Folk Music!” Chicago Tribune
  • “Folk Music Reinvented: Sons of the Never Wrong keep pushing the genre forward.” Southwestern Observer
  • “The person who invented music must have had something like this in mind.” Culture Mob
  • “A Lead Sound In The Contemporary Folk Music Scene.” Sing Out
  • “One Song and you’re a fan for life!” Hemmens Theater
  • “Setting a standard for adult alternative, this lyric intensive music is decidedly ear and mind opening.” Midwest Record
  • “Their vocal blend sounds like no other; their original songs have wit & heart; their onstage dynamic is nothing short of manic.” The Ark
  • “The Sons stand out!” Kennedy Center
  • “Prepare to be blown away.” Under the Grid
  • “If you haven’t seen them yet, do yourself a favor & get tickets to see Sons of the Never Wrong NOW.” Top Ten
  • “SONS offer a fresh perspective on a traditional form. The songs, all originals, are lovingly crafted with catchy hooks and clever verses. An exuberant, optimistic approach to music-making.” The Chicago Tribune
  • “A pop sound with brains” WUMB Boston
  • “The group never stops moving; each song is performance art, with what i came to think of as vocal isometrics, perfectly controlled & pitched. Their lyrics witty & intelligent.” River Reporter
  • “Just plain folk? Not here.”Chicago Sun Times
  • “DARING. Sons blends tradition with innovation,the uncluttered sound of folk, with the energy of rock.” CampusReader
  • “It doesn’t take a critic’s ear to hear and understand some bands are simply a cut above the norm. Sons of the Never Wrong are one of those bands – Totally fantastic.” Yorkton This Week, Canada
  • “Sons perform serious, visionary & searingly joyous original music, this is something like a gift from heaven. Do not miss this band!” Andrew Calhoun – Waterbug
  • “Sons have a sound that is so unique that they are in a class by themselves.” New Texas
  • “sons are creating their own wave, and their own brand of omni-folk-pop music is about them, not some idealized version of folk. It is, consequently, more real & as it turns out, more universal.” The Voice
  • “ A bright spot on the horizon of American Folk Music.”Rambles Cultural Arts
  • “Woody Guthrie once said “I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose.” he’d find kindred spirits in the Sons of the Never Wrong, a folk trio whose exuberance elevates even such bleak themes as spurned lovers and sudden death. There’s so much joy to what they’re doing.” Chicago Magazine
  • “The band summons an urgent acoustic sound, that frames their literate and tasteful songs excellently.” americanUK
  • “I still get the ‘goose-bump factor’ when i play this brilliant group.”Steve Jerrett KOPN, MO.
  • “The Sons are a different breed of musicians, well maybe not a different breed, but certainly at the top of their field. They are introspective, charming storytellers that seem to use their talents to cleanse their souls. They expel a purely natural energy that makes one wonder “how do they do it?” At the least they are natural talent that skips hand in hand with sensational musicianship.” PopMatters Magazine
  • “Sons is one of those underground acts that everyone in the business talks about, “you should see these guys!” they tell each other on the phone or in the bar.” Argus Leader – Sioux Falls, SD.
  • “Their lyrics often have the narrative complexity of Leonard Cohen or the nimble wit of Noël Coward. Mention should also be made of the stream of instruments that flowed through the Sons’ inexhaustibly dextrous hands during the night, and also of the gorgeous 3-part harmony that has become their vocal signature. They employ it sparingly, but when Roper’s astringent croon, Lader’s plangent warble, and Demel’s athletic purr twine together like a braid, you can just about keel over from ravishment. Fortunately, it’s is so crowded, there’s nowhere to keel over to; the worst that can happen is a sort of semi-collapse onto your neighbor’s shoulder. With any luck he’s someone you know.” Huffington Post
  • “These guys are great! Bruce’s writing and vocal style are often whimsical, yet have a realness and depth. They play off each others’ wonderful voices with expert respect for their differences and create highlights & textures which are simply magical.” Music Matters Magazine
  • “Sons have been fusing pop into their Peter, Paul and Mary sound for the past 18 years. Known for an onstage dynamic that’s as whimsical as their songs.” SPACE
  • “In addition to attracting critical praise, the Son’s trademark folk style & freewheeling live shows have won them a considerably large following.” Pioneer Press
  • “Sons were simply magical. It was one of those performances where the energy was so palpable you could feel it in the building when you walked in. I can’t recall seeing an audience so completely engaged and connected to the performance here before. It was an absolute pleasure to have them here.”Steve Abrams -Executive Vice President Harris Theater for Music and Dance Millennium Park
  • “The Sons’ sound fills a room such that you think the whole world may be listening. Perhaps it is. Wherever they go, the Sons garner acclaim for their sound and perpetual motion.” Acoustic Renaissance
  • “Sons takes a room full of strangers, and turns them into an audience.” Strong Coffee Magazine
  • “This trio has a distinct sound that mixes folk with rock, bluegrass and world music.” Chicago Sun Times
  • “Their vocals lean on jazzy syncopation & counterpoint and their lyrics are even more willing to cross from realism to surrealism.” The Washington Post
  • “They’re fun and quirky and smart and literate.” TimeOff Online
  • “This trio is a welcome reminder that mischief and meaning need not be opposing values. Their billowy melodies always surprise, and they bring an almost fearless quirkiness to their lyrics. They rhyme ‘‘Manhattan’’ with ‘‘Lettin’ the cat in’’& turn commentary on the family dog’s unsavory cuisine into an ode to loving for love’s own sake. These collisions of the pedestrian and the profound give their music a decidedly modern mix of cynicism and in-your-face romanticism.” SCOTT ALARIK – The Boston Globe
  • “The personal glues that hold the group together are a clear joy in performing together, a sense of gratitude to a loyal fan base, and three dry, delightfully skewed senses of humor.” Chicago Tribune
  • “The music they conjure is FOLK + EAR CANDY.” get music.com
  • “Nationwide critics agree that this band is special. Singing on standard topics such as life and love and the pursuit of happiness, it’s their view-point which sets the tone. They perform numbers which touch and move the spirit and enjoy the reputation of delivering a rare performance.” Rock River Times
  • “One of the Top 5 Groups I’ve ever seen live!” Dr. Smith’s Folk Review
  • “Their writing is inventive, and their arrangements and vocals are simply amazing, a very gifted trio.”Mike Yuhas WYMS WI.
  • “Completely unique, alternative folk without the attitude.” Clearwater Folk Festival
  • “Original songs, vocal harmonies, & eclectic instrumentation create the groundbreaking sounds of one of folk music’s’ most distinctive trios.” Grand River Folk Arts Society
  • “An incredible listening experience. They’ve been described as Peter, Paul & Mary on prozac, or perhaps the New Christy Minstrels meets Devo! Words fail to convey their charms.” Endangered Folk Series
  • “Incredible music. I am truly blown away by the beauty & real brilliance of what Sons has created. Rarely do I stumble upon an artist/group who impacts and impresses me to the extent they have. When someone’s songs circle in an endless cycle in my head for days at a time, & when the more I listen to the music, the more I fall in love with it, then I know I’ve found something special.” Martin Anderson – KRVM Oregon
  • “A mix of folk, & jazz that has garnered remarkable national & international reviews.” Frederick News MD.
  • “Their onstage demeanor incorporates nearly constant movement, often in the form of stylized dance steps, & a steady flow of shaggy dog stories between songs. However, this Chicago trio sets itself apart from the pack when they step up to the microphones and belt out one of their smart and memorable songs. The blend they create together is one of the most distinctive in folk music.” Dirty Linen
  • “A cutting-edge folk band.” The Collegian/Penn State
  • “They are clever and unique, both individually and in their sound as a trio. At times they sing almost trance-like in their own enjoyment of the sound they produce. Their sound is big. Well, no, it’s actually their energy and delivery that is big. Their hamonies are an unpredictable blend of their unique voices.” WJFF New York
  • “Original songs with tight 3-part harmonies that unexpectedly dive beneath the surface.” Ballad Tree.com
  • “The trio has always been a blend of poetry, New Age wonderment, inspired silliness, and mash-up musicianship.” Off Center Review
  • “it’s like the Roches meet Richard and Linda Thompson.” Chicago Reader
  • “Everything I needed to learn I learned from listening to the band Sons of the Never Wrong.” MetaFilter.com
  • ” Not since Peter, Paul, and Mary has a trio offered such perfect harmony in Folk music. Share an evening with one of Folk music’s most unique & acclaimed bands.” Cerritos Center Performing Arts CA
  • “If you haven’t had the chance to see Sons, it’s something to definitely add to your To-Do list. The trio was absolutely captivating. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a show like theirs.” Indiana Public Radio
  • “The Sons love harmonies, djembe drums, dulcimers, guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Live, they defy musical categorization and instead simply engage one another and the audience with their obvious joy with infectious harmonies and obvious love of live performance. Fans of a more complex folk sound will no doubt be overjoyed with what the Sons of the Never Wrong bring to the stage.” Acoustic Brew, PA.
  • “Sons of the Never Wrong has won over hearts across the land, as they deliver witty songs with their signature soaring vocal harmonies and gorgeous arrangements.” Skokie Theater
  • “And Sons of the never wrong … the music makes the spirit dance and the soul sing.I resonate with it, I am hearing it for the first time, yet feels as thought I always heard it… Such music moves me, a place that language carries a different form.” A Published Gallery
  • “This funky little trio creates poignant necessary music. Sons has their listeners crying dolefully one minute then choking back laughter the next.” Lerner News
  • “Hybrid vigor!” Princeton.com