“Over the years, the couple have put out four albums, but while they were well received, in retrospect they were all leading up to the fifth, on which the duo rises to whole new levels. This is the best sounding of their albums. The ten originals are by far the best material they’ve recorded.”
““..proof that spousal harmonies can rival the sibling kind when the voices are right..””
““Patton has improbably deepened and broadened his art. For his new album with his wife and longtime musical partner Sherry Brokus, The Great Unknown, Patton has crafted 10 new songs that do more than explain himself to his listeners; these songs explain those listeners to themselves.””
““Plain, simple, unadorned, unpretentious lyrics and singing that weave their tales of universal life, love and woe with the slyness of Hemingway and the convoluted depth of William Faulkner." ”
“Patton’s theme is characters trying, often failing, to draw the card that will make everything all right, but,he reveals his ace in the hole with the closing I Turn To You, on which Brokus affirms that at the end of the day, they’ll always have each other.”
"Polishing the various guises of coupling most honestly and authentically ... Ray of Hope doesn't sugarcoat and doesn't wander, qualities often underrated in songwriting and performance"