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Warm Up With Some Free Music

A few years back, I wrote a song about a cold January night shortly after Lesleigh and I got engaged. I want to share it with you to hopefully help warm you up on THIS cold January night. Just click “Last January” in the music player on the side of this page, kick back, and enjoy this Tony Memmel oldie!

Happy New Year

I’d like to raise a fond New Years toast to you, my friends: As we bid farewell to 2013, I’d like to thank everyone who made this our biggest year so far. I was blessed this year to be able to continue, and be rewarded for, my work as a professional singer-songwriter, to begin sponsorship relationships with several wonderful companies, and to be able to continue my work with the hand and limb difference community. My hopes are high, and I hope yours are, too, that the New Year will be even better than the last. May God bless you and may he bless 2014.

Spring Tour Co-Sponsored by the Lucky Fin Project

My spring tour is here! I’m looking forward to heading out on the road, and I’m VERY excited to be working with the Lucky Fin Project! More dates are on the way for a second leg of the tour, in May and June. Stay tuned. Follow us on the road at my tour blog: www.tonymemmel.blogspot.com!

March 4th, 2013
Acoustic Cafe
Winona, MN
7:00PM
Cover: TBA

March 5th, 2013
Barley Street Tavern
Omaha, NE
9:00PM
Cover: TBA

March 6th, 2013
The Phoenix Lounge
Harrisburg, SD
Time: TBA
Cover: TBA

March 7th, 2013
Bleu Door Lounge – HOUSE CONCERT
(Contact me for details)
Hutchinson, KS

March 8th, 2013
The Phoenix
Tulsa, OK
9:00PM
Cover: TBA

March 9th, 2013
Hopkin’s Icehouse
Texarkana, AR
8:30PM
FREE

March 13th, 2013
AudioWall Invasion (@the 311 Club)
South by Southwest
12:40PM
FREE

March 13th, 2013
Mouth by Mouthwest Showcase
South by Southwest
Fundraiser to benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
Authentic Smiles Dental Studio
5:45PM

Spring Tour Announcement

My spring tour is just around the corner! I’m looking forward to heading out on the road, and I’m VERY excited to be working with the Lucky Fin Project! There will be more dates announced in the near future INCLUDING a date and time for our debut performance at South by Southwest in Austin, TX! More dates are also on the way for a second leg of the tour, in May and June. Stay tuned!

March 4th, 2013
Acoustic Cafe
Winona, MN
7:00PM
Cover: TBA

March 5th, 2013
Barley Street Tavern
Omaha, NE
Time: TBA
Cover: TBA

March 6th, 2013
The Phoenix Lounge
Harrisburg, SD
Time: TBA
Cover: TBA

March 7th, 2013
Bleu Door Lounge – HOUSE CONCERT
(Contact me for details)
Hutchinson, KS
Time: TBA

March 8th, 2013
The Phoenix
Tulsa, OK
8:00PM
Cover: TBA

March 9th, 2013
Hopkin’s Icehouse
Texarkana, AR
8:30PM
FREE

FINALISTS: Radio Milwaukee Music Awards

Two weeks ago, we announced that we were nominated in 4 categories in this year’s Radio Milwaukee Music Awards. We are very excited to announce that we’ve been chosen as FINALISTS in all 4 categories:

– Album of the Year
– Solo Artist of the Year
– Best Album Artwork
– Best Live Show

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony at Turner Hall Ballroom – Wednesday, November 28th – 8:00pm — we’d love to see you there! Click HERE to get tickets.

Thank you for voting for us!

Cheers,
Tony and the band

 

Featured Song of the Week “fuels the fire”

This week’s featured song from my new EP is called “fuels the fire.” Reminder: Keep checking in over the next few weeks as I give you some insight into where my songs came from. I hope you enjoy them!

Insight
As many of you know, many of my songs are about my personal experiences with love, relationships, and family. I am glad to have many sweet songs that speak kindly of love – as I have been fortunate. I also have had my share of difficult relationships.  This song is about the struggle and challenges that are a part of falling in and out of love.

I know, lyrically, that it is on the darker side of my song-spectrum but I am very excited to share the performance of this song with you. I do hope you enjoy it. It’s something that I think anyone who’s experienced love has probably felt and can hopefully relate to.

Lyrics
Longing for breath and now the sky is getting dark and
the weight of all the world falls on my shoulders.
I shouldered the blame.
Haunting my thoughts at night, I see you when I close my eyes.
But you made these choices, the course stays the same.
The box I kept is emptied out
and your photograph, it fuels the fire, now.

This heat is bittersweet, climbed in the driver’s seat
and I slammed on the brakes, you drew conclusions and then signed your name.
I risked all that I had, now, I’ve got nothing left
And the choices that I made, only fanned the flames.
It’s warm where you were, on the couch,
and what we had it burns like fire, now.

Maybe the answer is somewhere between…
But the smoke, it lifted, and stung when I breathed. It still stings when I breathe.

I’m all alone tonight, in what I think is right
and I’ve been here before there’s so much to lose in hoping for gain.
An old familiar tune that I’ve been marching to (one two)
My blood’s in these verses, my bones the refrain.
The box I kept is emptied out.
And your photograph, it fuels the fire, now.

Oklahoma and Back To Milwaukee

I hope you’re doing well and staying cool despite the hot weather EVERYWHERE! Things have been going well for us! We’re currently working on a number of huge projects…

Lesleigh and I just returned home from a week in Oklahoma. Several months ago, we were contaced by some folks who were putting together a benefit concert/a day to honor a veteran named Rusty Dunagan who lost three limbs in the war and just recently returned home. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE.

It was a very powerful day and we are proud to have been a part of it!

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Also, I’ll be doing a solo show this weekend in my hometown of Waukesha, WI. Mark your calendars! Here are the details:

Sat. August 13th
Sprizzo Cafe
Waukesha, WI
8pm-11pm
FREE

I look forward to seeing many of you over the next couple of weeks! Take care!
Tony