2018 release from the Texas-based singer/songwriter. Tom McElvain, born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, grew up listening to country, blues and honky tonk. December 2017 found Tom, (his new touring partner and producer) Joe Austin, as well as some old friends and bandmates in Tornillo, TX, at the famed Sonic Ranch Studios to lay down the tracks for Redemption. Joe Austin described Redemption as "a journey spanning the last 20 years of Tom's life. A sequence of songs that takes you on a ride from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs, reverberating the common theme that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, if you want it bad enough and you're willing to sacrifice and put in the work to get there." Joe goes on to say, "The last half of that record wouldn't be there if it weren't for (Tom's wife) Christi, because Tom wouldn't be here. He'd be dead if it weren't for her." The album is going to be heavy in all the right ways. That's the powerful tone you can expect to hear on Redemption.