Things About Us You Might Not Know

  • Edge City’s “Mystery Ride” was named one of the “Top 50 Roots Rock CDs of 2000” by Geoffrey Himes.
  • Jim Patton is a three time Regional winner in the New Folk songwriting competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival
  • Edge City’s music appeared on the soundtrack to the Troma Distributed horror film “Redneck Zombies”, starring longtime friend of the band Lisa DeHaven and recently released on DVD.
  • Lloyd Maines, producer of Edge City’s “Mystery Ride” CD, was the producer of the 2003 Grammy-winning Dixie Chicks’ “Home” CD.
  • Jim Patton’s part time job in Maryland was as a high school track and cross country coach. The Arundel Sun named him Anne Arundel County Coach of the Decade in 1990.
  • For over four years, Patton and Brokus hosted the Third Coast Music Songwriter Showcases monthly in Austin, a writer’s round that featured songwriters like Sara Hickman, Jon Dee Graham, Michael Fracasso, Christine Albert & Chris Gage, Bettysoo, Gurf Morlix, and many more. They have recently recommitted to a new monthly series at the NeWorlDeli in Austin.
  • JP & SB have taken that same in the round format to folk music conferences all over the US (and Canada next year) where great songwriters like Peter Case and Jack Tempchin have performed in their room (Sherry played percussion with Peter Case, a personal thrill.) Those shows are sponsored by the Hemet Valley Recovery Center in Hemet Valley CA thanks to our pals John and Candy Harsany.
  • Sherry Brokus founded and runs the Health Trail at the International Folk Alliance, where she brings free medical and dental help and advice to the many musicians who need it. In the past, she’s brought massage therapists, dentists, acupuncturists, pharmacists, recovery specialists, and more.
  • In 1985, Edge City’s first single, “The Juggler/Nothing at All” went to number 9 on WRPW in Pleasantville, NY.
  • Bill Wence recently recorded Patton’s “Fortunate Man” in Nashville featuring Charlie McCoy on harmonica.
  • JP & SB’s  “Ray of Hope” CD finished in the Top 60 Roots Country CDs for 2011 on the Roots Music Report’s released charts.

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