Keepers of the Flame
Edge City's music combines the singer/songwriter tradition of their home in Austin, Texas, with the East Coast rock and roll of their former home in Baltimore. Based on the songs of singer/guitarist Jim Patton and the wall of sound vocal interplay between Patton and singer/partner Sherry Brokus, Edge City blends Patton's lyrics about the friends he grew up with in suburban Maryland with Byrds/Band/Petty style American rock. On Edge City's "Keepers of the Flame" CD, 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; a brave woman breaks free of an abusive past; people fall in love; relationships end; relationships endure. "Keepers of the Flame" was produced by Bradley Kopp and features some of Austin's finest players: Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga, Freddie Krc, David Webb, Darcie Deaville, Jon Sanchez, and Lorrie Singer.