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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New Richard Wiegel CD: 'Live' at Mazomanie Music Conservancy 11.4.22

Jan 20 2023

Recorded live at the Mazomanie Community Building Friday November 4th, 2022.  I didn't even know they were recording this night!  The Conservancy had gotten a new digital PA system and were still learning how to use it.  Unbeknownst to me they finally figured out how to record on it.  Since they weren't sure how it would turn out they didn't tell me they were recording!  A few days later I visited my friend Mike Forkel and he played it for me, and I liked it so much I decided to release it.  Special thanks to the Mazomanie Music Conservancy for having me perform once a year over the last 12 years (we missed a couple due to covid.)  Some of these songs are perennial favorites out there and I perform them every time.  It includes about half originals and half cover songs, and because of the expense of copyright royalties I decided to offer it as a free download:  Recorded and mixed by Mike Forkal. Mike also plays acoustic guitar and sings background vocals on tracks 12, 13 & 14. I use my 1953 Gibson J-45 except on tracks 3, 4, 5 and 6 I use my 1934 National Steel Resonator guitar. All CD artwork by Jim Wildeman. Picture by Charlie Lemm.  Tune your radio into WISY FM 92.5 low power station to hear these and other tracks by myself and The Midwesterners.

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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.