One More for Pocket
With more than 200 shows under their belt, and a solid debut record that has sold over 1000 copies, The Whatnot finally has a new record. Armed with ten new songs, The Whatnot, along with 'What You Make Of It' producer Jon Wyman, entered the studio with a bigger budget, more time and more experience. The product, was an 10-song, 11-track record entitled 'One More For Pocket.' ''One More For Pocket'' is a musical journey,' says percussionist Chris Mathews. 'It's more than just guitar, bass, and bongos. We put a bunch of other instruments on there, from accordion to ukelele, marimba to mandolin. It's all in there.' The multi-talented musicians of The Whatnot had some help, though. Local gurus Duncan Watt and Andy Happel lent their services, playing keys and strings, respectively. 'We can't say enough about Duncan and Andy, as well as all of the other people that worked on the record, like Melvern Taylor on ukelele, Jon Briggs on banjo. They brought our ideas to life, and these songs would be incomplete without their help.' The acoustic trio, based out of Portsmouth, NH, successfully blends acoustic and electric instruments to create a sound that is much larger than the sum of it's parts. The genre is fun upbeat pop music and the group is extremely versatile, as demonstrated in their performance settings ranging from intimate coffee houses to theaters to the best clubs on the East Coast. The band has shared bills with national acts such as OAR, Howie Day, Virginia Coalition, Ari Hest, and Matt Nathanson. They have also shared the stage with regional artisits Zox, Entrain, As Fast As, Averi, and more.