It’s impressive to hear a band maintain such a high quality of output over the course of twenty years. Such a rare occurrence in music. Certainly don’t mean “high quality of output” as a suggestion that Sons Of The Never Wrong crank out records and songs like widgets. What I’ve heard over the years is carefully constructed and well-performed tunes that may fall under the folk music banner but are so much more.
King Fisher King starts with a light piano intro before kicking in to a Celtic-tinged mid-tempo number with Bruce Roper on lead with Sue Demel and Deborah Lader quickly following, harmonizing for a moment before darting in and out with their own phrasings. “Arkansas” sets the tone for the new Sons’ record. There’s an unhurried pace to the vibe, like each song required only this much or this little and no need to push the pace. King Fisher King is a terrific collection of tunes and I certainly hope you can in this Sunday night at 7:30 when Deborah Lader, Sue Demel and Bruce Roper- Sons Of The Never Wrong -are my guest on Local Anesthetic. Release show and the marking of the Sons’ 20th anniversary is at the Old Town on September 8.