The Midwesterners

The Midwesterners

The Midwesterners released their first CD in 1991 and have been performing in the Madison area ever since. Their music runs the gamut from rock to twang to rockabilly and all points between.

"likeable roots rock... ...brainy honky tonk." - The Isthmus

"rollicking Americana" - The Onion

"A subtle, easy glide style of slide guitar that is more a God given talent rather than something that is learned. One of the better songwriters in this genre." - RockzillaWorld

In 2004 The Midwesterners were nominated for best country band at the MAMAs, (The Madison Area Music Awards). The band has released two CDs of original roots rock and are busy on a third to be released in the spring of 2005.

In performance the band combines their own material with honky tonk classics by the likes of Buck Owens and Johnny Cash, that keep the dance floor full and jumpin. The band consists of Richard Wiegel, guitars and vocals; Mark Haines, drums; Ernie Conner, guitars and vocals; and Tom McCarty, upright bass.


Ridin' With Chuck

May 12, 2006 - In Stock
The Midwesterners have pulled out all the stops on this one, 12 songs of dancin', drivin', and backyard barbequein' music that's a party from beginning to end! Call it "Americana" if you need to put a handle on the music, because the songs are certainly steeped in American musical traditions. The Midwesterners have earned a reputation for rollicking, twangy performances, but on this latest album... [read more]

Pretty Little Town

October 1, 2002 - In Stock
"Pretty Little Town" is the second CD by The Midwesterners on Darlingtone Records. Located in the 'frozen tundra' of Madison, Wisconsin, and spearheaded by Richard Wiegel, who plays guitar and writes the songs, the CD runs the gamut from rock to twang to rockabilly and all points in between. Comprised of guitar, standup bass, drums and steel guitar, the CD reflects stellar production values and... [read more]

The Midwesterners

March 1, 1991 - In Stock
What do you think of when you think of the Midwest, Wisconsin in particular. Cheese? Frozen tundra? Cornfields? The heartland? Small towns? All these everyday elements go into the songs of The Midwesterners. From the honky tonk story in Dark Tavern Blues, to the resurgence of hope in The Winter of 96', to the joy of rock and roll in Unsafe At Any Speed and Guitar Problem. Everyday life, salt of... [read more]