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Buy all The Midwesterners and the Richard Wiegel solo cd here.

Midwesterners on YouTube

Here you can see videos of the Midwesterners first video 'Carolina' in 1991, The Midwesterners at the 2007 Madison Area Music Awards, and Richard Wiegel solo at the grand opening of Full Compass in Oct. 2009.


See The Midwesterners at the WORT Christmas show December 2008 at the High Noon Saloon Madison WI.
http://www.youtube.com/user/richardwiegel
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f80Y1fpt60s&feature=PlayList&p=7B63375FE760162F&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=87

Richard Wiegel on Bandcamp

here can be found Wiegel Room CD.

Midwesterners on Facebook

Just started this page after procrastinating forever. Hope you join us, click the 'Like' button.

Download songs at itunes

The Midwesterners and Richard Wiegel albums on itunes.
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Mazomanie Music Conservancy

My friends out in Mazo who do a monthly first friday show of mostly local talent. I've done it six or so years in a row. Always home cooked food and beer for sale, no cover charge. Come out and support their move to their new facility, the Community Building at 9 Broadhead St. (downtown by the big flag). And check out their radio station WISY 92.5FM.

Richard Wiegel on facebook

This is mostly my page, but I've loaded up about 60 of my old band posters, and lots of other band related stuff.

Midwesterners on Myspace


The Top 25 Madison pop albums of all time (Clicker # 15)

Here is the article that includes Clicker's self-titled debut release at #15. Click on 'Gallery' to see the album covers. Article in Isthmus July 9 2010.

The Bowery Boys at Iola People's Fair June 26-28 1970

Part 1: http://jabartlett.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-people%e2%80%99s%c2%a0fair/
Part 2: http://jabartlett.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/the-battle-of-iola/
If you have trouble with either of these links, go to http://jabartlett.wordpress.com and scroll down.



The Bowery Boys at Sound Storm Music Festival

Remembering Sound Storm Music Festival
full article and pictures can now be found here: http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/u?/wmh,50344

Madison, Wisconsin, April 15, 2010-- It was 40 years ago today (almost) that Wisconsin experienced its first outdoor rock festival. Sound Storm, a production of Golden Freak Enterprises, touched down in a farm field near Poynette from April 24-27, 1970. Noteworthy acts included The Grateful Dead, Illinois Speed Press, Rotary Connection (featuring Minnie Ripperton), Baby Huey, Fuse (the band that evolved into Cheap Trick), and popular local rockers The Bowery Boys (a band that included a young, long-haired guitarist named Richard Wiegel, still performing today with The Midwesterners.)

The Sound Storm event was a product of the times¬ócontroversial, contentious, and featuring a cast of colorful characters. This fascinating slice of local history is the subject of an in-depth article by Michael Edmonds in the latest issue of Wisconsin History Magazine. Over 250 photos from the day are now archived at the website, which include photos of The Bowery Boys.

The Midwesterners on Car Talk

Midwesterners on Car Talk Posted: Jun 2, 2010
The Midwesterners have just had their 4th song played on the NPR radio show called Car Talk. www.cartalk.com The songs they've played are Rusted Custom Ford, Studebaker, Can't Slow Down, and Unsafe at Any Speed. They have 3 of our car songs yet to play; Ridin' With Chuck, I'm Gonna Run Your Roadblock of Love, and Keep Your Motor Oiled. Thanks to Brian Holtz for sending our CD in to the show, and for informing me that they played a song last weekend (May 29, 2010). And Barry Poltermann previously of Purple Onion of Milwaukee, and now AboutFace Media, reminded me that he put our first car song in a movie, Can't Slow Down in 'The Unearthing' circa 1993? Purple Onion and director Frank Anderson also did our first video of Carolina, 1991, seen under 'videos' on our website. Thanks Barry and Frank and Car Talk.

Richard on Mad Toast Live

Richard plays solo acoustic guitar on a live podcast show. Airing April 30, 2009. Also a great place to search the archives and listen to some of Madison's best musicians and bands.

The Kristy Larson Honky Tonk Trio

One of my favorite local bands. Country music historian,author,musician and WORT radio host Bill Malone describes Kristy as "one of the shining lights of Madison roots music". I played on their self-titled 2008 CD, 'Let The Teardrops Fall.'

Tom & Richard on Youtube

Tom McCarty (from The Midwesterners) and myself played a Literacy Network benefit at the High Noon Saloon, and someone shot a couple videos and posted them here.

The Swing Crew

A Wisconsin Dells band run by Dennis Reifsteck that I've played in off and on for 20 years. Dennis played bass on two of The Midwesterner CDs.

Madison Music Project

Isthmus magazine hosts this site which is also linked to www.thedailypage.com,
and here you can see and interview with me and a live video of The Midwesterners
performing 'Carolina' at the Harmony Bar in 2007.

Uvulittle Records podcast

Jon Hain did this podcast in 2006, talking about the band and playing our music.

Paradyme Productions podcast

Rick Tvedt of Rick's Cafe did this podcast of me playing and talking about The Midwesterners in 2006 at this local studio.

Rollittakeit Video Productions

Ken LaBarre did The Midwesterners video of our performance at the 2007 Mamas. Can be seen on youtube, (search midwesterners).

Madtown Lounge

An excellent Madison website that hosts local bands, run really well by Allen McGuire, and it's free!

Madison Originals Magazine

Editor Amy Johnson and writer Erin Abler did a very nice article on me and The Midwesterners, Vol. 12.

Uvulittle Records

A really great Madison record company run by Jon Hain where you can buy our records and other local recordings.

Broadjam

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