“Patton & Brokus’ new all-acoustic CD puts the spotlight on Jim Patton’s lovingly crafted tales of working class heroes and losers, life’s simple pleasures and the longing for something more. We know the characters in these songs, and we’re pulling for them.” – Jeff Talmadge
Berkalin Records is proud to announce the July 2016 release of The Hard Part of Flying, a new album from the Austin folk/Americana duo Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus. Building on the momentum of their last album, The Great Unknown, named one of 2013’s top 100 CDs by Geoffrey Himes in Paste Magazine, the duo has teamed up with producer Ron Flynt for the fourth straight time to deliver their strongest writing and singing yet. Once the album is released, Patton & Brokus will support it with live shows not only in their home state of Texas but also in cities across North America.
Patton’s new songs not only provide a back and forth with Brokus on vocals, with Brokus taking a larger role than usual, but the songs create a back and forth between Austin, their home for over twenty years, and their Maryland home before that. John Conquest said in Third Coast Music: “the Baltimore rootedness gives their latest real strength.”