Angel City Concert Series

EXCITING NEWS! Honored to be performing as part of this year’s Angel City Games, alongside Victoria Canal, Regas Woods, Nadia Comaneci, and many others…

TUNE IN for the Angel City Concert Series on Thursday 7/16/20 – 8pm EST / 7pm CST!

Access For All

I’m honored to be a part of this “Access For All” event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the “Americans With Disabilities” Act!

Join the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on July 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT to learn more about how inclusive educational and cultural exchanges can empower people to become disability-rights advocates, community leaders, and role models for everyone around them. Come share your stories and ask questions of our speakers!

Tune in HERE!

Virtual 4th of July Party!

Y O U ‘ R E I N V I T E D . . .


We’re honored to be celebrating Independence Day with U.S. Embassies and Consulates across the globe! Tune in on our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages tomorrow (7/4/20) – ALL DAY we’ll be hosting a virtual BBQ, playing some of our favorite songs, and sharing some of the history of this holiday. Right now, we’re apart, but let’s celebrate together!

THANK YOU to our friends for inviting us to celebrate the 4th of July with your embassies, consulates, and communities!


“American Songwriter” Feature

photo by Alison Weakley

Exciting news! I’m honored to be featured by American Songwriter this week:

Paul Cardall sits down with Wisconsin-native Tony Memmel, who while only born with one hand, overcame obstacles to become a talented guitarist who shares his faith through music. A fellow Nashville musician, Tony shares how faith inspires him, how he mastered guitar with one hand, and how his music has taken him around the world. 

Together, Tony and Paul explore how adversity and obstacles can be tools to share your story and inspire others. They spread the message that each of us has a purpose and each of us is perfectly and wonderfully made. 

Cardall is an award-winning pianist, entrepreneur, and heart transplant recipient born with only half a heart. He delivers encouraging, educational, and often inspirational conversations with unique people who believe in making the impossible, possible. These visionaries are ALL HEART.”American Songwriter

Bright Bright Light

M U S T W A T C H ! A tornado and a global pandemic can’t dim the light that’s shining from MNPS Dodson Elementary. It’s my joy to present “BRIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT,” the BRAND NEW SONG and MUSIC VIDEO that I co-wrote with 360 students as an artist-in-residence.

This footage captures the exciting classroom atmosphere as we crafted the song, showcases student artwork, and shows the hard work and fun that went into this special project. The students were SO excited that this song would eventually be recorded and shared… Let’s shed some light today! Thank you for sharing far and wide!

Read on for full story…

R E S I L I E N C E : On March 2nd, I began a 2-week songwriting residency at Dodson Elementary in Nashville, TN. We set out to create a brand new song with the entire school. The students and I wrote the chorus on day one: “I’ll Be the Bright, Bright Light,” a song about courage, kindness, joy, and strength.

That night, the #NashvilleTornado hit the Dodson community hard. Dozens of families lost their homes or were displaced. School was closed for the remainder of the week. The following week, we picked up where we left off, knowing that we had important work to do: we had to finish this song. Three days later, due to COVID-19, schools were closed indefinitely.

For the past several weeks, I have been coordinating with the music teacher, Tracy Roberts, and working to complete the song that these students poured their hearts into.

**Thank you to the community of special sponsors that made this completed project possible.**