The new video for "Pecatonica Mud" is out!  Go to menu-videos to watch.  Five years in the making we're really proud of how this came out.  I also recently did interviews on three consecutive days at local Madison radio station WMVO 98.7.  You can listen here:  menu-albums.   Going all the way back to the beginning in 1965 to now, we covered a lot. And be sure to check out Doug Moe's terrific article on the new CD: "Pecatonica Mud".  There are many sites to purchase the new album from but we get more money if you order directly from us (check or cash). $17 will get you the full "Pecatonica Mud" CD delivered to you with our thanks. Richard Wiegel 518 W. Lakeside St. #2, Madison, WI 53715 Or pay with: BANDCAMP THE MIDWESTERNERS: BANDCAMP RICHARD WIEGEL: FACEBOOK: ITUNES RICHARD WIEGEL: ITUNES THE MIDWESTERNERS: YOUTUBE: SPOTIFY:

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Dec 17 2022
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50+ Years Of Darlington Talent

Aug 22 2022

Press: The Driver Opera House is excited to announce its next Sunday Showcase... "50+ Years of Darlington Talent" on Sunday, August 28th, sponsored by John & Phyllis Sonsalla. John and Phyllis have been part of the fabric of Darlington via the school, church, and city for 50+ years. The showcase will be a tapestry of talent to honor and pay tribute to the music influences of Mr. Bob Woods, Orville Harvat, Todd Richmond, John Bausch, and Peggy Dallman--just to name a few significant individuals who have mentored Darlington talent and have had an impact on John & Phyllis's life here in Darlington.
The musical review will cover 5 decades of music and Darlington talent featuring such performers as Sara Flanagan, Barb Nemec, Richard Leinberger, Joe Dorman, Richard Wiegel, Steve Fitzsimons, Todd Richmond, Greg Burt, Jeff Kluesner, Luke Smetters, Tom Black, Sadie Johnson, Dan Hemming, Clarey Knellwolf, Jim Jacobson, The Glory Singers, Dave Jacobson, Tom Steger, Meghan Solberg, Jamie Hartwig, Jason King, and more.
Stay tuned for continued updates with the exciting performance line-up. "50+ Years of Darlington Talent" will be a music celebration for all to enjoy. (RW I'll be performing two songs, "Pecatonica Mud" and maybe "Clay St. Rag", not sure yet!) cover is $10.
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Three interviews over three days February 8, 9 & 10 conducted by Joe Martin (Lefty Joe) on low power station WVMO in Monona, WI. (For a deeper analysis of the 3 shows and the songs played, go to menu, then click news.) We go back all the way to the beginning with The KnightKrawlers in 1965, touch on the early bands The Bowery Boys and Clicker, and finish up with the latest Midwesterner's release Pecatonica Mud. The first song plays all three parts, and is available for download for free. The next three songs divide up into Parts 1,2 and 3.