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The show begins at 8:00 pm. Doors open 45 minutes before performance time.

  Saturday, May 3, 2014 — Sons of the Never Wrong. Tickets: $19 adults/$17 student/senior ARC's most-frequent guests, Chicago’s own Sons of the Never Wrong, return to close the 2013-14 season with fresh songs and ever-increasing vigor to celebrate 20 years as one of the country’s leading harmonic folk groups. The Sons are as good as it gets when it comes to skewing the notion of 3-part harmony within original, whimsical songs that spring from both a folk tradition and some other melodic planet you might never have visited. The trio of Sue Demel, Deborah Lader and Bruce Roper, three kind of mixed-up adults of perfect parentage, are just crazy enough to think life in the fast lane comes with a banjo. (Wait, doesn't it?). For 20 years, the Sons have been wowing with their music, humor, and outrageously fun live shows. The band creates original "turbo-charged folk music" for the masses—if the masses attend folk concerts. With their different take on three part harmony on top of witty, whimsical songs, Sons’ style springs from a tradition you’d swear you've heard, but this just ain't your grandpop's folk music. The Sons’ 9 CD releases have brought stunning national and international reviews as well as extensive radio-play. (In recognition of 20 years together there are two new Sons releases.) Over the years there have been dozens of tours with such music-world luminaries as Dar Williams, Patti Griffin, Odetta and Livingston Taylor (who said, “I see it all, and Sons is as good as it gets. They’re burnin’, inventive, bright and original”), The Sons play to sold-out shows from coast to coast and are regular headliners at venues like the Old Town School of Folk Music, Michigan’s the Ark and the Kennedy Center.

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