Shall We Hope is a dramatized listening experience from one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. Tony Trischka has achieved legendary status in his 50+ years as a consummate artist.. It invites it's audience into the lives of characters from America's past as they grapple with the hard realities of of war and death, and the meaning of freedom. Over twelve years in the making, this work of historical fiction tells tales of love, loss, and hope, drawn from our nation's fraught history. The narrative is told through brilliant songwriting and stellar musicianship, with a gathering of artists that includes Michael Daves, Guy Davis, Phoebe Hunt, John Lithgow, Maura O'Connell, and Catherine Russell. Best experienced when heard in it's entirety, this unique project showcases Tony's ever-evolving musical vision. Shall We Hope portrays powerful moments in time that still reverberate today.