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Count This Penny - January 9, 2015


We have been fortunate at the Three Springs Barn to feature outstanding artists from both coasts over the past few years, and we certainly hope that will continue. However, the richness of the stellar musical acts that are right here in the upper Midwest is truly staggering; we regularly shake our heads at our good fortune to live in such a region. Representative of this Midwestern musical largess is County This Penny, one of our local favorites and clearly a local favorite of many from these parts. We couldn’t be happier that they’ve agreed to help us start 2015 on the right foot with a deep winter show at Three Springs Barn. No matter the temperature outside, the music of CTP will surely warm you to the core. Based on their recently released EP, Wolves Are Sheep, the trajectory of this band continues to be nothing but up. Listening to Get Your Gun from that EP for the first time literally stopped me in my tracks...and it still does even after repeated listenings. To quote Andrew Brandt from Jonk Music, “The track is a show-stopper, a real heart sinker; it moves like a slow, defeated procession set to march behind steel-guitared guides and Amanda Rigell’s bruised vocals.” Indeed.

The core of Count This Penny is Amanda and Allen Rigell. The complementary vocals and tight harmonies--and on-stage banter--of this musical (and married) couple are a big part of the charm of Count This Penny. The chemistry of these two is clearly evident in this front-porch recording of Shoebox Scene. Whether it’s just the two of them or the whole band, our evening with Count This Penny will surely be one to remember. To learn more about the band, we encourage you to visit their website and Youtube channel.

Doors will open for this show at 7 PM with music to start at 7:30 PM. To reserve your seats, please RSVP to We’re asking $15 for this show, with all proceeds going to the artists. As always, BYOB for the communal beverage tubs and a snack to share if you’d like. Don’t worry, we’ll have the stove stoked to make sure the barn is cozy warm.

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