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Sons of the Never Wrong and Dean Moriarty perform Nov. 6-7
From press release
Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts presents two acts Nov. 6-7 at different venues. Both offer lively music for various tastes.
Sons of the Never Wrong—
not your grandfather’s folk music
Sons of the Never Wrong will host a CD release party at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford. This band has been creating original turbo-charged folk music
for 17 years to a cult-like national following. 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’ six CD releases have brought them stunning national and international reviews as well as extensive radio play. But their live performances wins the audience’s hearts. The group can barely stand still on stage, and insty-choreography results in a non-stop show of stories, dancing, and odd-ball humor. Yet, it is when the three step up to the mic and belt out one of their many gorgeously-arranged songs that you know you are in for something extra special.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State, (815) 963-6765; both of The Postal Shoppe locations, in the Edgebrook Center, (815) 397-7301 and 2205 S. Perryville, (815) 484-0940; The Kilt & Clover, 1414 N. Main, (815) 962-5458; and JustGoods, 201 Seventh St., (815) 965-8903. Tickets can also be ordered with credit card via PayPal ($1 /ticket service charge), at www.charlotteswebofrockford.com. Print your receipt and present it at the door to redeem your tickets. Tickets for this show are also available at Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., (815) 986-0628.
Dean Moriarty Jazz Band presents a Woodstock tribute
The Dean Moriarty Jazz Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at The Sullivan Center, 118 N. Main St., Rockford. The theme is
Woodstock: Long Time Gone,
a 40th anniversary tribute.
Co-sponsored by Northern Public Radio, Minglewood and JustGoods, the concert features instrumental arrangements of music from the iconic hippie festival and original compositions inspired by the event. The audience will be immersed in the sounds of 1969 as the band mixes news reports, festival announcements, and interviews with fresh takes on
and other songs from the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Musical settings range from solo, duo, and trio groupings to the full quintet, augmented by two percussionists, for a high-energy version of Santana’s Soul Sacrifice.
Program notes featuring excerpts of song lyrics, quotes from festival performers, and commentary, help propel the audience on a musical journey through the tumultuous ’60s. This is a reprise of the standing-room-only show performed in 2006. Don’t miss it!
Tickets are $15 general admission, $20 reserved. Advance tickets are available at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State, (815) 963-6765; both of The Postal Shoppe locations, in the Edgebrook Center, (815) 397-7301 and 2205 S. Perryville, (815) 484-0940; The Kilt & Clover, 1414 N. Main, (815) 962-5458; and JustGoods, 201 Seventh St., (815) 965-8903. Tickets can also be ordered with credit card via PayPal ($1 /ticket service charge), at www.charlotteswebofrockford.com. Print your receipt and present it at the door to redeem your tickets. Reserved seats are available only at J.R. Kortman’s Center for Design, 107 N. Main St., (815) 968-0123; online and by mail.
For more information, call (815) 964-2238 or visit www.charlotteswebconcerts.com.
From the November 4-10, 2009 issue