Originally from Tennessee, this duo brings a sweet sound fresh from the hills: like a pure mountain stream, their “Appalachian pop” runs gritty underneath, spilling over with crystal clear harmonies. On guitar and bass, Amanda and Allen Rigell tell stories through song, their voices—a bit of gravel and glass—intertwining to form gorgeous textures. The musical traditions of the mountains are a cornerstone of Count This Penny’s sound: Appalachia was their back yards, their front porches, and they take on the voices of well-crafted characters in ways that resonate empathy. Though the subjects are often bleak, the melodies and harmonies are cathartic. The Rigells’ talent and love of the music has seen them on A Prairie Home Companion, WPR, Wisconsin Public Television’s 30 Minute Music Hour, and WDVX’s Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, TN. Let Count This Penny take you on a journey: it’s worth every penny!