COUNT THIS PENNY
Saturday, September 20, 2014
In late 2009, Count This Penny’s Allen and Amanda Rigell canceled their cable, wrote three songs, and played at an open mic at the Down Home in Johnson City, TN. Within three years, they relocated to Madison, WI, released an EP, and recorded a full length CD at Madison’s legendary Smart Studios just before the doors there closed for good. After their national radio debut on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, their EP took the #6 spot on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.
Playing recently as a four-piece with Ben Wolf on drums and Andrew Harrison on lead guitar, and amidst sold-out hometown and regional shows, they’re writing new songs that ring out shinier -- and sharper around the edges -- delivering on the promise of their first steps onto the stage.
“If you like the Everybodyfields, the Civil Wars, or some old school Gram and Emmylou, you will dig Count This Penny.”
-Muzzle of Bees (Austin, TX) Count This Penny's Website