Who Do We Think We Are?
Since its formation in 2006, Pocket Change has established itself as one of the most popular bands in the area. Comprised of four musicians, the band features a twin-guitar attack, and plays music that has been described as, “Southern fried, Texas-style, blues funk-rock”. As such a description indicates, the band's musical influences are many and varied, ranging from classic rock to blues to folk to soul to R&B.
Co-founders, Ken Jacobs and Tony Cascio share lead guitar and lead vocal duties. Bassist Chris Ellis and drummer Cody Lowery round out the line-up, providing a rock-solid rhythm section.
All four members of the band are veterans of the Shreveport music scene and were active in the local music community prior to forming Pocket Change. Jacobs and Cascio are full-time members of one of the area's premier blues bands, A.J. and the Two Tone Blues Band; they also perform as the acoustic duo, Loose Change. Ellis and Mackey have backed many of the well-known local players such as Betty Lewis, AJ Cascio, Dan Sanchez, and Joe Nadeau.
In the 8 years since their inception, the band has established a regional following that extends from Eureka Springs, Ark. to Natchitoches, LA and from Tyler, TX to Monroe, LA. As Jacobs puts it:
“We try to play music that everybody knows, but not the songs typically covered by other bands. No matter what your musical taste, we’ve got something that will appeal to everyone. It’s HAND-CLAPPIN’, FOOT-TAPPIN’ music that gets DEEP IN YOUR SOUL!”