Ginger Baker did everything Eric Clapton did, but backwards and in high heels.

by Pocketful of Claptonite

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We are Pocketful of Claptonite, Athens GA’s Only 70s Canadian Power Trio. This is our debut album, “Ginger Baker did everything Eric Clapton did, but backwards and in high heels.” Our music is Appalachian Trance Metal, referencing the ghosts of the region with energy harnessed from popular and unpopular sources alike. The sounds we make are spontaneous- orchestrated and arranged through the lens of experience, trust, and enthusiasm. PoC reshapes the classic guitar, bass, and drums format into something fresh and hopefully timeless. It’s about texture and contrast coupled with unrestrained melody and ultra-rhythmic propulsion. We like to have fun with our “serious” music.


released July 5, 2010

Solponticello Records SP-026

Recorded April 30, 2010 at 1093, Athens GA, by Tom Lewis, who also mixed and mastered. Additional recording by Killick Hinds at Hindsight Studios and at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens.

Cover photograph by Galen Burke. PoC "dancer" logo by Watson Atkinson. The lovely ladies of Pocketful of Claptonite: Sarah Cook, Jenny DeRevere, Delene Porter. Cover design by Killick.

Darrin Cook- double bass and associated soundmakers
Jamie DeRevere- drums and percussion
Killick Hinds- electric guitar, Big Red harp guitar, electronics, and miscellaneous implements (including manipulations of Wenlock, Nishimatsu Fuei, Freebass, Harry Sabonjian, Jamey Aebersold, and Brad Gillis)

Sakura features Jim Porter on koto, plus singers Karen Porter, Delene Porter, Sarah Cook, Jenny DeRevere, Julie Caldwell, Myrna West, Amber Fetner (who conducted), Karen Bergmann, Ange Kahn, Aleta Turner, Jane Mayer, Joy Carrell, and Marguerite Holmes. Beautiful work.

Thanks very much to Jim Porter for his generous support of this project and the inspiration to get it going. To Irene Rivers and Madeline Van Dyck for going above and beyond. And to Amber Fetner & the UUs, Dan Nettles & Nuçi's Space, Watson Atkinson, Fred Carlson, Ulrich Teuffel, Tris Mahaffay, Galen Burke, Suny Lyons, Jim Hawkins, Tom Law, Efren, all the great halls and audiences we've played to over the past two years, and all our friends and families. We love you.

A very hearty round of appreciation to our kind and giving Kickstarter supporters: Robert Newsome, Tom Law, Karen Porter, Christian Croft, Delene Porter, Jeremy Granade, Scott Burland, Marie Mize, Leslie Grove, Janet Geddis, Ann Larie Valentine, Adam Klein, Jason Hubbard, Patrick Wilhelmi, Pam Szczygiel, Christi Bittle, Irene Rivers (thanks Mom!), Madeline Van Dyck, Dan Everett, Mary Sigalas, Rebecca Fricke, Anna Eidsvik, Tom Edwards, Nancy Hunter, Skipper StipeMaas, Beth Cyr, Kurt Strickland, and Mike Healy. You brought this over-the-top endeavor over the top.

as always 4D



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