Thu, Jul 28|
The John Sieger Combo + Special Guest Matt Tyner
Time & Location
Jul 28, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Milwaukee, N 72nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53210, USA
About the Event
Our third concert of the season will feature The John Sieger Combo + Special Guest Matt Tyner.
The John Sieger Combo: Songwriter, singer and guitarist John Sieger has a long resume. His band the R&B Cadets ruled the dance floors in Milwaukee in the 1980s, playing a mix of his originals and obscure soul tunes unearthed by bandmates Paul Cebar and Robin Pluer. Their debut, “Top Happy,” for Twin/Tone Records, turned out to be their finale. In the late 80’s his band Semi-Twang recorded for Warner Brothers Records. Both bands have regrouped in recent years and since then, Semi-Twang has released three more collections of his songs, most recently and ode to his hometown, “Kenosha.”
Other Sieger songs have been covered by a long list of great artists including Dwight Yoakam (Don’t Need It Done), Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads (Rev It Up), The Bodeans (The Strangest Kind), Flaco Jimenez (I Found Out), Robbie Fulks (You Break It - You Pay), Phil Lee (I Hope Love Always Knows Your Name, Neon Tombstone) and Greg Trooper (My Bluebell, Real Like That and others). Recorded but still waiting to be released, is a version of “Salty Tears,” sung by Etta James.
“Sieger on Songs,” his column at UrbanMilwaukee.com, is John’s ongoing love letter to the music he digs.
Matt Tyner: I’m a self-taught musician, singing and playing guitar most of my life. I enjoy performing solo and collaborating with a variety of talented local musicians putting together duos, trios and my band, DON JUAN and the PAWNSHOP GIGOLOS. Influences like Blues great Muddy Waters, Alt-Americana legend Tom Waits, Rock n’ Roll’s elite Rolling Stones and Classic Country hero Hank, Sr. are just some of the artists that inspire my original tunes and interpretations. My home base is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but I have and will play anywhere and for any occasion! I hope to see you at one of my shows.
*Enderis park is a Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) owned, operated and governed playfield. Attendees are required to abide by the posted regulations of conduct and standards of MPS properties.