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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A Deeper Dive into the Richard Wiegel interviews on WVMO

Feb 11 2022

Three interviews over three days February 8, 9 & 10 conducted by Joe Martin (Lefty Joe) on low power station WVMO in Monona, WI. 
Part 1 started out with "This Town Needs Rock" from the new Midwesterners album Pecatonica Mud; then he played "I'm Your Daddy's Worst Nightmare" from The Midwesterners Ridin' With Chuck CD; then a trip in the way back machine to "It's For You" by The Bowery Boys 1970 (we were talking about the early days and the Beatles and btw this is a Lennon/McCartney song they wrote for Cilla Black); then he played "Nature's Way", the Spirit song that Baby Grand released as a single 1971; "Unsafe At Any Speed" comes from The Midwesterner's Pretty Little Town; then a real left curve, one of my first live recordings on reel to reel tape at Snoopy's in Madison circa 1970-71, Baby Grand doing "Peaches En Regalia" by Frank Zappa.  Can't wait to hear what Joe is going spring on me tomorrow.
Part 2 of my interview on WVMO had some interesting music, some I haven't heard in quite a while. Joe Martin and I had been talking about being on the road, hence "Keep Your Motor Oiled" from The Midwesterners Ridin' With Chuck CD 2006.  (I saw what you did there Joe.)

Then he played a song of mine from the first Clicker album 1973 called “Spring”.  I thought today could be links day, so here is a link to the song on my youtube channel:

Then Joe played Kristy & The Wild Blue Yonder Boys (Kristy Larson) doing the Patsy Cline song “Let The Teardrops Fall” from Potts Inn 1985.    This is live video of the band doing that song (scroll to 4:15).  In fact you can watch the whole set there, and the other two sets too.  You might have to search around a bit on my channel.

Then Joe played “Clay St. Rag” from my solo CD Magic Wind 2017.  Clay St. was the street my family grew up on in Darlington and this video is an homage to that.

Then Joe played “Carolina” from The Midwesterners 1st self-titled CD 1991.  What we didn’t get to in the interview is that Mark Haines (Midwesterners drummer) and I are remixing the whole album.  Last year was the 30 year anniversary and we had planned on doing it then, but covid and “Mud” got in the way.  Would you like to see the video we made for the song 30 years ago?

And finally how about a big finish with The Midwesterners “Ridin’ With Chuck” at the 2007 Madison Area Music Awards?  

So links day.

Part 3 included 5 songs from the new CD. and how the album came together in the midst of a pandemic.  Too Tall Boogie, Bad Luck Bad Livin', Do Anything To Get Your Love, Pecatonica Mud, and Paid By The Lick.  Thanks Joe Martin and WVMO.  Be sure to tune them in at 

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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.