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Milwaukee's Tony Memmel wins nation Counting Crows Cover Song Contest

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I received a letter last week from one of my favorite Milwaukee musicians', Tony Memmel.

Tony wrote...

" Hey Jordan!

How are you?

I hope you're doing well. I just found out today that one of my songs was selected to be on a future EP released by the Counting Crows! I entered a covers contest online, and my cover of "Recovering the Satellites" was selected by the Counting Crows to be on a future covers album. "


So I immediately checked out the link, and was not at all surprised that Tony was a Grand Prize winner in this national completion.  Guitar Center and Counting Crows challenged musicians and fans to record covers of the bands' songs and the band couldn't have been more impressed.  

You can hear Tony's cover of "Recovering The Satellites" on Guitar Center's site.


Congrats TONY!

Tony has a a brand new EP, "Clenched Hands Brave Demands," out soon, and will be playing at Summerfest on Saturday, June 30th at 6pm on the Cascio stage