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Sons of the Never Wrong to Perform in Lombard

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  • From left to right: Sue Demel, Bruce Roper, Deborah Lader.

    From left to right: Sue Demel, Bruce Roper, Deborah Lader.

Melissa Dagenhart

Some go to the Chapel to get married, and the rest of us can go for an evening of entertainment with Sons. Experience it for yourself on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Maple Street Chapel in Lombard. Tickets are $15.

For over 20 years, Sons has been creating original "turbo-charged folk music." With their radical approach to 3-part harmony within original, witty, whimsical songs, Sons' style has turned familiar musical traditions inside out. This Chicago trio, made up of Sue Demel, Deborah Lader, and Bruce Roper, wows audiences with their music, humor, and outrageously fun live shows.

Sons' sound combines elements of folk, jazz, pop, bluegrass, rock, and world music. Their style can be compared to Patty Griffin, John Prine, The Roches, and Loudon Wainwright III. "Not since Peter, Paul, and Mary has a trio offered such perfect harmony in Folk music," according to Cerritos Center Performing Arts, CA.

Bruce Roper, the trio's primary songwriter, "has written the near perfect song," as reported by the A.P. Newswire. His subtle turn of a phrase has the quirky capacity to delight. Roper also plays acoustic guitar and sings with a sweet, yet heart-broken quality. His songs feel like they were written by a wise old poet, yet sung with the innocence of a child, making things that are hard to say, easy to hear.

Sue Demel's inspired harmonies are enchanting as she beats on her djembe drums or strums the dulcimer or guitar. "Sue Demel has one of the more unique voices in folk music today," claims Sing Out Magazine. Whether it's scatting, chanting, weaving, or arranging, Sue explodes the pre-conceived notions of harmony singing.

Nimble-fingered multi-instrumentalist Deborah Lader brings to the band her own clever style of writing, expressive voice, and humor. She charms audiences with her flair for banjo, mandolin, guitar, and rich alto harmonies.

Sons provide "literate, witty folk music!" writes the Chicago Tribune, "an exuberant, optimistic approach to music-making." When the three collude and collide in perpetual motion performing their masterfully crafted songs, be there to bear witness or experience the void. Let the Sons shine in for an evening of feel-great entertainment with Sons of the Never Wrong. Have a listen at

Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved in advance via website or phone 630-627-0171.

Maple Street Chapel Folk Concerts

220 S Main Street

Lombard, IL 60148