About the Players On Plans Gang Aft Agley and Ray of Hope

Ron Flynt  (bass, keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals) was one of the founders of LA power/pop band 20/20, selected as having one of the “Top Ten Postpunk Power Albums” by Rolling Stone and on their list of the “100 Most Influential Alternative Releases” of all time. He’s released three great Byrdsy/Beatlish albums under his own name since moving to Austin.  His songs “Waiting” and “Picasso 2” are permanent fixtures on Jim & Sherry’s jukebox

Rich Brotherton  (acoustic guitar, mandolin, cittern) has for the last many years, traveled, played and recorded with Robert Earl Keen, producing his last two studio albums. He’s also produced Carolyn Herring and Jim/Sherry pal Matt Harlan, whose debut on Berkalin Records went to #1 on the EuroAmerican charts in 2010.

Scrappy Jud Newcomb  (acoustic guitar, resonator) has two great albums out under his own name,  plays with the Resentments and Ian Mclagen, and was one of the founders of legendary Austin band Loose Diamonds. He wrote the great “Damaged Goods,” one of the five most played songs on Jim & Sherry’s computer jukebox in 2008.

Warren Hood  (fiddle) has been named #1 Best String Player in the Austin Chronicle Best Musician Awards, plays with The Bodeans, and fronts his own “Warren Hood and the Hoodlums” when he’s home in Austin. He started playing when he was eleven, and Jim & Sherry first saw him sitting in with his dad, the great Champ Hood, at Threadgill’s in around 1995.

John Bush (percussion) was an founding member of and still plays with Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians and has performed and recorded with Austin’s psychedelic kings Greezy Wheels, Ian McLagen, the Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, Paul Simon, and James Brown.


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