In 2008 Austin’s Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus stepped away from the full band sound of their previous recordings with their band Edge City to release an album that reflected the kind of sound they had been making as a duo or trio in acoustic settings like the Cactus in Austin, Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta, Anderson Fair in Houston, or house concerts from Austin to Bar Harbor to Baltimore.
Plans Gang Aft Agley, whose title was inspired by a Robert Burns poem, was produced by Ron Flynt and is based around Patton’s heartfelt, character driven songs and the wall of sound vocal interplay between Patton and Brokus. In addition to Patton on guitar and Flynt on bass and keyboards, the new CD features performances from Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen), Scrappy Jud Newcomb (The Resentments), Warren Hood (The Waybacks), and John Bush (New Bohemians).
In the songs on Plans Gang Aft Agley, a man discovers alternate definitions of success; a daughter waits in a bar for the father who walked out on her years ago; a father tells his child not to make the same mistakes he did; people fall in love; relationships end; relationships endure. You can buy Plans here