Count This Penny

By Erika Janik | April 2, 2012


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A hundred and fifty years ago, Wisconsin soldiers entered the second year of the Civil War. Now, some of their stories have been set to music as part of a Civil War arts project at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Singer-songwriters Amanda and Allen Rigell of the band Count This Penny share a song inspired by one soldier’s letters home.


Erika Janik

Erika Janik spins multiple “Wisconsin Life”-related plates as she acquires, edits, records, and mixes radio stories for broadcast — all while searching for new roadside attractions, hiking trails  and local beer to explore.  She is the author of five books including “Apple: A Global History“, and most recently “Marketplace of the Marvelous:...

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