New Dates Added

January 7th, 2018
Bluebird Cafe
Nashville, TN
8:00PM
Free
*Tickets required for entry.

September 10th, 2017
Cokesbury UMC
Knoxville, TN

September 9th, 2017
Cokesbury UMC
Knoxville, TN

September 3rd, 2017
Rock Bottom Brewery
Rooftop Patio Summer Music Series
Nashville, TN
2:00PM
Free

August 30th, 2017
Rock Bottom Brewery
Rooftop Patio Summer Music Series
Nashville, TN
5:00PM
Free

August 27th, 2017
Tin Roof on Broadway
CDBaby Conference
Nashville, TN
7:00PM
21+
Free
*Conference attendees admitted first.

August 23rd, 2017
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, IA
10:00AM
Free

Lesleigh’s Birthday!

It’s Lesleigh’s birthday!!

Everyone who meets her knows that she’s special. Nurse by day, and rockin’ musician by night; she’s respected and loved all over the world for her many talents. How lucky I am to know her, and to be married to her.

Let’s all wish her a happy birthday!

Coming Soon! A Special side-project

We’ve had the opportunity to travel all over the world. One of our favorite things to do is to try new foods and explore new cultures and recipes. As part of our daily routine, we break in the afternoon for a ritual we call “cheese-o-clock.” A small break where we make a snack and spend time together. We want to share some of these experiences and recipes with you! CheeseOclock.com is coming soon!

Concert Tonight!

April 29th, 2017
McKendree UMC
Rooftop Garden Concert
Nashville, TN
7:00 PM
Free

*WE ARE THE FIRST OF 3 Bands playing tonight. Be sure to come early to see us open the night!

Onesies, kids’ shirts, & capos, oh my!

Does the Easter Bunny stop at your house?! If he’s looking for more items to add to your baskets, check out the BRAND NEW ITEMS on our online store!

*ONESIES! (18-24mo)
*Youth t-shirts (2T – 12)
*American Apparell Adult unisex t-shirts (S -2XL)
*Stickers
*Guitar capos – custom made by our friends at Kyser Musical Products

SHOP NOW!
http://tonymemmel.bigcartel.com

Orders placed by 9am CST on Wednesday (4/12/17) will arrive in time for Easter!

Showtime Change Tonight

Hey guys! Just a quick note to let you know that tonight’s show in Naperville, IL has been bumped to a 5pm start (instead of its originally scheduled later time).

Apparently there’s a big baseball game tonight that the local Chicagoland folks are hoping to watch 馃槈

Have a good day!
Tony

Telet贸n Rehabilitacion Infantil

Tony Memmel Trio with the patients, families, and staff at Telet贸n
Tony Memmel Trio with the patients, families, and staff at Telet贸n

**This post is about events that occurred last Friday (May 13, 2016). Thanks for reading this flashback post.**

We had one of the most meaningful programs of our tour, on Friday. We played a concert and led a discussion at a physical rehabilitation center for children, called Telet贸n. The children and the staff told us that they loved the music, and that seeing me play guitar was a big inspiration for them.

One boy commented that seeing us together as a band, and the husband-wife relationship that Lesleigh and I have, was very moving to him. He said in his country it isn’t common to see someone with a physical difference in a relationship with someone without one.

It was a moving, heartfelt moment. I paused to think about his statement, and about how I could respond…

I told him that in my experience, I hope and think of most people on some level that attraction to someone else and the friendships we have, are more linked to the character of a person, than to the look of a person. Be a good friend to others, and be confident in who you are and the way you were made, and the rest falls into place.

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A photo with the artist!

After the concert and discussion, we had a meet-and-greet with the children and staff. One generous attendee was being discharged that day; before she left, she gave us a beautiful piece of artwork that she’d made. We’re looking forward to displaying the art piece when we get home, and will think of the wonderful Telet贸n community every time we look at it.