They released "Plans Gang Aft Agley", an all acoustic CD, in 2008 as “Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus”, and it broke into the top 30 on the Folk charts. Their next CD, "Ray of Hope" another acoustic CD, made the top 100 on the Americana charts. They made 2 more acoustic albums in the next decade, and "The Great Unknown" was named one of the Top 100 CDs of the Year by legendary music critic Geoffrey Himes in Paste Magazine.
The band producer Ron Flynt assembled has remained consistent throughout the four albums. Besides Patton, Brokus, and producer/bassist/keyboardist Flynt, guitarist Rich Brotherton, fiddler Warren Hood, and percussionist John Bush have been the core band for all four CDs and Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Mary Cutrufello, and Marvin Dykhuis have also appeared on two or more albums.
"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."