We love our barn. We always have. It's served so many purposes through its 100-plus years. When you walk into the upper level, you will feel the history. We now invite a few musicians from around the nation each year into the barn to play two sets of music for a small group of our neighbors and farm members. These occasions are special. The barn brings an intimate atmosphere that can only be designed by generations of stories. This series of music shows is a nod to the history of our classic Wisconsin barn.
Count This Penny (Madison, WI) was founded by Allen and Amanda Rigell as a songwriting duo in 2009. They appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion in 2012, and following that appearance, saw their first EP chart on iTunes’ singer-songwriter Top 10, and were recently named one of Wisconsin's '10 Bands to Watch.' On the heels of a national tour in support of their 2014 EP, this spring they'll showcase at SXSW in the midst of writing and recording a new album of country-folk heartbreakers.
"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