On a Good Day... I Am
Sons of the Never Wrong
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The Sons Shine again!
I'm lucky enough to know Bruce, Deb and Sue personally, though not as well as I'd like to. And I've seen them perform numerous times, so it's fair to say I'm a Sons aficianado right here at the outset. But putting that aside, I finally had the chance to 'audit' this record a few times lately on my doctor-ordered 'fitness walk' courtesy of my iPod, and I'm moved to comment on it. I had the kind of experience one has when returning to a favorite restaurant expecting a great meal and having your expectations exceeded by something truly superlative. These three are great folk and great singers, so it would follow that they are great folksingers. But they're also much more than that - gifted songwriters; sonic/visual artists of the mind's eye. I'm trying to avoid music review jargon words like 'juxtaposition' and 'synergy' but I can't. The Sons' special gift is to juxtapose three disparate persons and their musical palates and create a unique synergy that works on so many levels. There, I've said it. This record has all the bright spots of the Sons (Sons-spots?) - quirky lyrical brilliance, soaring harmonies, interwoven themes both musically and lyrically, deep roots and innovative musical brush-clearing. It's a damn shame that our culture has no larger stage to present music that falls outside the pop/rap/country unholy trinity. If it did, Sons would deserve to be on it, goofing around, lifting our hearts with harmony and lyric, and contributing a little magic in our lives. I count myself lucky to have that option. You should too. You're missing out on a superlative feast.
Years Active: '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by Sons of the Never Wrong
||I'll Fly Away||Songbook, Vol. 4||5:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Girl Shanty||Consequence of Speech||3:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Maybe Just Maybe||Consequence of Speech||7:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Consequence of Speech||Consequence of Speech||4:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||3 Good Reasons||Three Good Reasons||5:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tatoo||Three Good Reasons||5:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Say Goodbye||On a Good Day... I Am||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dead On the Highway||Three Good Reasons||4:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Small Bird||Consequence of Speech||5:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||With or With||Three Good Reasons||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|