Solo Finger Style Guitar
Richard has been a presence for over 50 years in the Wisconsin music scene, and has just released his fourth solo CD, "Live in Mazomanie." His solo style leans more on country blues and the Piedmont style of fingerpicking, and in performance pulls songs from his solo CDs along with 4 original CDs by his band The Midwesterners. Richard has won song of the year twice from the Madison Area Music Awards, once for "Richard's Rondo" on 'Wiegel Room', and once for "Pecatonica Mud" on The Midwesterners CD 'Pecatonica Mud.'
Of Richard's previous solo album Wiegel Room, Kevin Lynch of No Depression says; "Wit, Wisdom and Evocation Emanate from Richard Wiegel's "Wiegel Room'".
Local Sounds Magazine says: "He is truly a gentleman and a towering figure in Madison music folklore. Extraordinarily pleasant acoustic guitar instrumentals, and a supremely rewarding listening experience."
Of Richard's first solo album "Out Of The Blue" The Wisconsinite says, "Wiegel's warm, mellow vocals fit the smooth fingerpicking guitar accompaniment very well. If you're a fan of melodic guitar playing, you'll enjoy the album very much."
Rick's Cafe says "Wiegel possesses a smooth, rich voice that is well suited for this type of material."
The Isthmus says, "A nicely realized solo CD that features his finger-style guitar."