About Ray of Hope

Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus’ Ray of Hope CD blends 30 years of  Wall of Sound harmonies with fiddles, mandolins, and acoustic guitars passionately playing Byrds/Band style roots music from Austin TX.

Ray of Hope is the follow up to Patton and Brokus’ Plans Gang Aft Agley, which made the Roots Music Reports Folk Top Ten, and also charted on Folk-DJ and FAR. Ray of Hope uses the same team: producer by Ron Flynt (20/20) and in addition to Patton on guitar and Flynt on bass and keyboards, performances from Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen), Scrappy Jud Newcomb (The Resentments), Warren Hood (The Waybacks), and John Bush (New Bohemians).

In Patton’s recent songs, a man keeps getting back up after being knocked down, a woman loses everything she cares about, a couple celebrates thirty years of marriage, dreams die, dreams are reborn, people discover alternate definitions of success; people fall in love, people fall out of love; relationships end; relationships endure.

You can buy Ray of Hope here

cover photo by Jenny Eskey, cover design by Matt Eskey

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