Marquee: Paul Abbott's Pocketful of Sunshine

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Instead of seeking solitude after a failed relationship, local drummer and producer Paul Abbott had an idea: Hit his home studio with a bunch of Columbus musicians and ask each to write a song that channels heartache suffered at the hands of a lover.

What emerged from this labor of lost love is Target Audience of One, a 15-track compilation to be released Friday at Rumba Cafe.

Paul Abbott's Pocketful of Sunshine, the collective tapped for this project, includes many who honed the Cowtown sound, and each song bears a familiar trademark. There's the amicable folk of Megan Palmer on "Tumbleweed Rover," the denim-clad rasp of Two Cow Garage's Micah Schnabel on "Ultimate Mixtape," and the frantic garage-rock of Chris Burney blasting "A Million Ways."

This weekend, Abbott will be backed by Derek DiCenzo and Happy Chichester, with album guests stopping by to share their contributions on stage.

Paul Abbott's Pocketful of Sunshine

When: Friday, March 27

Where: Rumba Cafe, North Campus