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Moods: Type: Acoustic Blues: Finger-Picked Guitar Blues: Acoustic Blues Moods: Solo Instrumental Easy Listening: Background Music

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United States - Wisconsin

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Richard Wiegel

Richard Wiegel has been in the forefront of the music scene in Madison, Wisconsin for more than 50 years. His guitar work stirs up excitement in the music of his current group, The Midwesterners, just as it has in popular groups from the past: Johnny and the Hawaiians, Out of the West, The Swing Crew, Clicker and The Bowery Boys.
In addition Richard has been expanding his acoustic guitar repertoire over the past decade. He performs regularly as a soloist, offering up popular standards from classic American musical styles of rock to ragtime, blues to jug band music, jazz to rockabilly. Richard performs these songs on many different instruments, from his 1953 Gibson J-45 to a collection of National resonator guitars.

Richard has just released his third solo CD, "Magic Wind." The songs themselves are a departure from the roots rock of The Midwesterners, leaning more on country blues and the Piedmont style of fingerpicking more closely associated with Ry Cooder, Chris Smither, and Jorma Kaukonen. "The album coalesced when I wrote She Liked The Wind, about a relationship that ended. That's when I realized I had four other songs that referenced wind in one way or another, and other songs that had been influenced or inspired by her. They make up the center and focus of this album."