Count This Penny (Madison, WI) was founded by Amanda and Allen Rigell as a songwriting duo in 2009. Nowadays, they're a full-fledged country-folk band. Recently named one of Wisconsin's 10 ‘Bands to Watch’ by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, they're hard at work on a new EP for wide release. They appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion in 2012, and following that appearance, saw their first release chart on iTunes’ singer-songwriter top ten. Since last fall, they've shared the stage with the likes of Shovels and Rope, Kacey Musgraves, and The Lone Bellow.
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)
"It’s music steeped in old American traditions, but the concise form the songs adhere to and the pop structures the band employs make the songs modern and streamlined enough to thrive far from the mountains where their inspiration first saw the light of day."
-The Onion's A.V. Club (Madison, WI)