Bio POA (Planet of the Abts)
“All Things the Valley” June 2015 Album Release
Emerging from the Grammy nominated rock band Gov’t Mule, POA (Planet of the Abts) consists of the locked and loaded rhythm section of drummer Matt Abts, killer bassist Jorgen Carlsson, and is fused with the incredible talents of Swedish guitarist and lead singer T-Bone Anderson. Early summer 2015 marks the release of this trio’s much anticipated second album, All Things the Valley, which will be available world wide on double vinyl, cd and all digital platforms through The Orchard. This special recording was made possible through Pledge Music with the support of both POA’s and Gov’t Mule’s many devoted fans.POA was born in 2011 and fuses rock, blues and at times pop. The members Abts, Carlsson and Anderson combine over three decades of writing recording and touring experience. Coming from different sides of the rock world and different sides of the globe, (Anderson and Carlsson are from Sweden, while Abts was a US Army kid born in Panama), they found common ground in Los Angeles, CA where they create and play whenever they get a break from Gov’t Mule’s ongoing tour schedule. While recording and w
anting the best of all worlds and being powerful composers, producers and arrangers in their own right, the band also added British audio engineer Steve Holroyd to the team.
All Things the Valley features many collaborations; Gov’t Mule Front Man, Warren Haynes appears on slide guitar in “Friend Looked Rather Sad,” Danny Louis (keyboardist, horn player from Gov’t Mule) wrote, arranged and performed the horn section on “Planet Pt. 3,” Marc Quinones (Allman Brothers) joined in with some percussion and string players from the Los Angeles Philharmonic added some fine lush layering. All songs are POAoriginals that were recorded and mixed at Rogers Boat Studio in LA.Rainbo Records is pressing 180 gram double gatefold vinyl, handling CD production and graphic touch up. The cover was designed by Maxwell Star and the original “Miss Saturn” art sprung from the very talented hands of Robert Piersanti. Every element of this album is collaborative, from writing and recording to gear and photography, everyone, including family and fans have a special part of this album.
POA’s upcoming 2015 All Things the Valley Tour will include both East Coast, West Coast, the Pacific NW, and Vancouver, Canada during the summer months and in the fall they will be making their annual Poland trek across the pond and hitting some Asian markets as well. Stay tuned for dates and locations of the Bi-coastal record release parties taking place in LA and NYC!
The Cd and Vinyl releases 6/2/15 on The Orchard:
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