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The Persuasions would like to thank you, their loyal friends and fans who have stuck
by the group throughout the years.  We also encourage you to send us your favorite photos as they relate to the group for posting to this site.

"We will forever be grateful and faithful to you." 

-The Persuasion


With a career spanning half a century and showing no signs of retiring any time soon, the Persuasions continue to take on new and exciting musical projects. Over the summer of '09, it was the music of J.J. Cale,  featuring the powerhouse baritone/tenor of "Sweet" Joe Russell on "I'll Make Love To You," and basso profundo, Jimmy Hayes on "Travelin' Light." Continuing the tradition of in-house self-arranging and producing, the group is now joined by Dave Revels, former member of the Drifters and long time Persuasions friend (who sang with them on their Beatles tribute CD and later arranged and produced their U2 tribute CD) as producer/arranger of the group's recording projects, along with Jimmy Hayes. Since the departure of lead singer Jerry Lawson, the "Pers" have regrouped and continue to perform nationwide to rave reviews

The Persusions at the Beacon theater with Ratdog Performing "Must Have Been the Roses"