Tony Memmel | The Tale Of An Underdog

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The Tale Of An Underdog

by Tony Memmel

Born missing his left forearm, listening to Tony is a truly unique music experience. His poetic storytelling paints a picture accented by the simplicity and honesty of American folk music, which is brought to life by his lyrics and warm vocal tones.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Stepping In Gum
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2:44 album only
2. Back To Milwaukee
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4:27 album only
3. Graduate
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2:49 album only
4. Train Song
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3:26 album only
5. Two Ears, One Mouth
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3:22 album only
6. A Soldier In London (1943)
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7. Mosquito Bites
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3:19 album only
8. Surprise Parties Are Pretty Fun
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4:21 album only
9. The Clouds
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2:56 album only
10. Saturday Afternoon Daydream
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11. Chicken Or The Trampoline
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12. Memory Lane
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Album Notes
Tony was born with one arm, and a passion for music. He had a strong love of music from an early age that went “hand-in-hand” with everyday life -- classic rock playing on errands with dad, folk music sung at family campfires, mom singing songs and teaching him to dance in the living room. As a teen he took interest in learning the guitar. After a year of fumbling through learning chords backwards on his mother’s guitar, he bought a Fender electric when he was 14. Though it took a while to learn how he could actually play, he endured and discovered a way to play left-handed by securing a guitar pick to his left arm using Gorilla Tape. Tony was given an acoustic guitar for his 18th birthday, and he immersed himself even deeper into the instrument. Tony is also a talented vocalist and pianist.

Tony carries a journal wherever he goes, finding inspiration in almost every place he visits, whether it be the beauty of the Eiffel Tower, a sunrise in Ireland, farmland in Wisconsin, skyscrapers in New York City, or people-watching at a train station. Ideas for lyrics are carefully plotted on journal pages, or scribbled on receipts or restaurant napkins.

Tony dedicates himself to putting his poetic insights to music. His playful storytelling draws from his relationships and experiences, his insights and ideals, his Midwest upbringing, and his travels here and abroad. His lyrics paint a picture accented by the simplicity and honesty of American folk music, which are brought to life by his captivating lyrics and warm vocal tones. Tony delivers his songs with unique sincerity and spirit -- he spares nothing from his audience, and invites them to take their eyes and minds off the clock for a while to listen to his stories.


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Barry Blank

Potter Road Tony Memmel
Wow. I just saw Tony in Barrington NJ and purchased both of his CD's If you love folk music Bob Dylan, Harry Chapin, etc you will love this album! He sings from his heart. :-)