Boyd Sibley Music

The Story of HOPE






   HOPE Album              released in 1971
 
  No greater influence in  my life occurred than the Fall of 1969 when HOPE
first became a band and lived in  the enchanted forests, hills and valleys of Esofea, Wisconsin.


 
Five young men from the most diverse backgrounds found themselves becoming one entity through their all night jam sessions,
through their search for Spiritual Enlightenment, through their togetherness, through their love.

  It was a magical time like no time before, like no time since. The three years  with HOPE would  prove to be the cornerstone from which all of my music has evolved.


Five men found HOPE for a New Age.

Hope went on to sign a recording contract with A&M Records, recorded its first and only Album at Manta Sound during July-August, 1970, Toronto, Canada and was produced by Jack Richardson who had just finished producing the Guess Who to a Platinum Album.

The band signed with the William Morris Agency out of Chicago having their first concert at the Madison Coliseum opening for Three Dog Night. Hope continued to open for Classic Rock Bands such as The James Gang, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Chase, The Flock and even Alice Cooper. At Iola, Wisconsin's Rock Fest of 1971, Hope played the stage with The Grateful Dead, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ted Nugent, Ravi Shankar and many others during a three day rock fest.

HOPE's last concert in July of 1972 was where the band began in the hills and valleys of Esofea at Esofea Park. Several hundred dedicated fans and friends gathered for an all day concert, picnic and farewell party.

One of the members, our lead guitar player, song writer and spokes person for the band, Wayne McKibbin has passed on into Eternity. We miss you so much dear brother but your music will always live on within us. His three
brothers, Michael, George and John were always close to us, always willing to
help the band.

...and so with these words, I'm  sharing with you the three songs that I wrote while with HOPE.  I will ever be grateful to Wayne, Jeff, Jim, Dave and Tom.

ONE Man written by Boyd Sibley, 1970
From Thy Father's Hand by Boyd Sibley,1970
Valley of Hope by Boyd Sibley,1970

To listen to samples from these three songs: HOPE Samples

I hope you enjoy the music from these early days of my songwriting career.


In loving memory, Wayne McKibbin



HOPE photo shoot in Chicago, 1970



Hope from left to right top, Boyd and Jeff, in the middle, Wayne, left to right
lower, Jim and Dave


HOPE 1971-72 our promo shot for A&M Records, Hollywood, CA
Left to right: Boyd, Tom, Wayne, lower left to right: Dave, Jim











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