The Midwesterners

The Midwesterners

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Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll | Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Still Waters

2019

An all-instrumental CD recorded, mixed,and mastered on Pro Tools in my home studio; "Wiegel Room." Recorded in summer 2018 in one hot week in July...

Richard 'live' on 30 Minute Music Hour

2018

30 Minute Music Hour has appeared on Wisconsin Public Television for more than a decade, chronicling local and regional musical talent. I performed...

Magic Wind

2017

"The album coalesced when I wrote 'She Liked The Wind', about a relationship that ended. That's when I realized I had four other songs that...

Wiegel Room

2015

A collection of original acoustic instrumentals. Some solo fingerpicking performances, some songs with one or two guitar overdubs, some with many...

Ridin' With Chuck

Call it “Americana” if you need to put a handle on the music, because the songs are certainly steeped in American musical traditions. The...

Pretty Little Town

What do you think of when you think of the Midwest, Wisconsin in particular. Frozen tundra? Cornfields? The Heartland? Small towns?
All...

The Midwesterners

The Midwesterners debut CD in 1991. Here the band has come up with a sound that combines roots rock and country, rockabilly and blues, that defines...

Live! At The Cuda Cafe

Recorded at the Cuda Cafe in Deerfield and mixed at Smart Studios shortly before they closed their doors forever, the CD has all the immediacy and...

Out Of The Blue

Richard Wiegel has been a fixture on the Madison,Wisconsin music scene for more than 30 years. In groups like The Midwesterners, Johnny and the...

Richard Wiegel live on WORT with Bill Malone

2014

Bill Malone has hosted a program on WORT for over 15 years called 'Back To The Country', wednesday mornings on WORT 89.9fm. He kindly asked me to...

Still Waters

2019

Folk - General

An all-instrumental CD recorded, mixed,and mastered on Pro Tools in my home studio; "Wiegel Room." Recorded in summer 2018 in one hot week in July (we had to keep turning off the AC so you wouldn't hear it on the recording), and mixed in January 2019 during the polar vortex. A study in contrasts! Many thanks to Pat Davis for helping with that, and Jim Wildeman for the album art. 1. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW (Yip Harburg)* 2. TEARS (Django Reinhardt)* 3. ASHOKEN FAREWELL (Grian MacGregor)* 4. CIELITO LINDO (Quirino Mendoza y Cortes)** 5. THE WATER IS WIDE (traditional)** 6. JITTERBUG WALTZ (Fats Waller)** 7. CANNONBALL RAG (Merle Travis)* 8. SWAMP DOG BLUES (Mike Dowling)*** 9. WINDY AND WARM (John D. Loudermilk)* 10. FESTIVAL OF THE PINES-Jocelyn's Theme (Richard Wiegel)* 11. KILLING THE BLUES (Rowland Salley)*** 12. LA VIE EN ROSE (Edith Piaf-Louiguy)** 13. BOOGIE WOOGIE DANCE (Hudson Whittaker aka Tampa Red)*** 14. THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Soloman Linda)* 15. PACHELBEL'S CANON ((Johann Pachelbel)* 1953 Gibson J-45 guitar standard tuning *, dropped D tuning** 1959 Gibson SJ guitar open C tuning*** (bottle neck slide) cover photo, graphics by Jim Wildeman. www.RichardWiegel.bandcamp.com www.TheMidwesterners.com www.facebook.com/themidwesterners www.youtube.com/c/RichardWiegelMusic

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