David Michael King -

Pocket Full of TIn



Pocket Full of Tin* is an acoustic trio that combines the pioneering spirit of Stephen Foster with a contemporary folk sound.  Clever arrangements of Foster’s music, and other folk, bluegrass and original tunes, provide a fresh perspective on the unique and enduring place Stephen Foster holds in American music.  Some fancy fiddling, rich vocal harmonies and a little bit of history round out this entertaining musical journey.


David Michael King (guitar and vocals) is a music librarian by day, songwriter by night.  His first CD of original songs, “Love and Other Punchlines,” was released last year.  Gil Bigenho, Jr. (violin and vocals) graduated from Manhattan School of Music as a classically-trained violinist. He has performed in Rome, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and as part of a Classrooms Without Borders tour in Poland.  Janice Alemian Belitsky (vocals) enjoyed a rewarding singing career for many years.  These days she writes songs and performs with a variety of talented musicians.  Her song “til the Cure is Won,” released in 2012, benefits charitable organizations.


* “Pocket Full of Tin” is a phrase from Stephen Foster’s song, “The Camptown Races.”


Selected repertoire


“Angelina Baker”          Stephen Foster

“Beautiful Dreamer”    Stephen Foster

“Camptown Races”      Stephen Foster

“Cripple Creek”

“Farewell, My Lilly Dar”  Stephen Foster

“Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair”   Stephen Foster

“Mr Foster, Sing”         David Michael King

“Nelly Bly”                     Stephen Foster

“Nelly Was a Lady”      Stephen Foster

“No One to Love”         Stephen Foster

“Off to California”

“Oh! Susanna”              Stephen Foster

“Old Black Joe”            Stephen Foster

“Old Dan Tucker”

“Old Joe Clark”

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken”
















  1. Thank you for performing at the Williams E Anderson Library in Penn Hills coffee house. We loved it!

    Comment by Wendy Redington — May 27, 2010 @ 7:11 pm
  2. Thank you for performing at Penn Hills Library Coffeehouse. We loved it!

    Comment by Wendy Redington — May 27, 2010 @ 7:12 pm
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