Sunset Music Series 2014 #5
Count This Penny & Cereus Bright
August 14, 2014 - 6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
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.
"It's not often one falls in love in a barn, but that's the case for me and Count This Penny. Lit by lamps and rope lights, [they] filled the barn to the rafters with the intertwining of their voices. In a lineup of excellent bands they stood out there was a genuine joy and love of music that radiated from them. This initial impression proved true I've seen [them] in the audience of at least as many shows as they've played."
-Mixtapes|Heartbreaks || Madison, WI
Cereus Bright (Knoxville, TN) - Recently the genre of folk has come to mean "acoustic pop", blending together into a sea of kick drums, hand claps, and escalating banjo riffs. In its roots, Folk music is meant to communicate; to use simple, melodic music to communicate stories of success and heartbreak, to transport and convict listeners. This is Cereus Bright's goaldrawing you in with beautiful melodies so they can move you with poetic yet direct lyrics. Connections with bands like the Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes, and the Head and the Heart are apt comparisons and major compliments.
THEIR SONGS SHOWCASE STRONG, PASSIONATE HARMONIES telling stories of real lifehope and heartbreak, adventure and stillness.Tyler Anthony plays guitar, piano, and sings, Evan Ford layers harmonies while playing mandolin and lead guitar. Bassist Matt Nelson and drummer Luke Bowers provide driving rhythm and nuanced texture, and multi-instrumentalist Gideon Klien layers texture and melody onto the songs. On special occasions, they are joined by violinist Kaitlyn Ferry.
East Side Club of Madison (View)
3537 Monon Drive
Madison, WI 53714
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|