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The Monthly Beatdown with John Sieger: 'Have You Been True to the Blues'

Bonnie North

Once a month, Milwaukee singer-songwriter John Sieger brings friends and fellow musicians into Lake Effect's performance studio to play and chat.

This month, he was joined in studio by his brother Mike Sieger and singer-songwriter Loey Norquist to perform their song, "Have You Been True to the Blues." Norquist and Sieger are currently creating a record together. Although he wrote the song, Sieger says he's not really sure what "Have You Been True to the Blues," means.

"The more I think about it, the more I'm trying to balance sense and nonsense, like on a pin. This title came to me, 'Have You Been True to the Blues.' I have no idea what it means, but I wrote a whole song about it," he says. "It might mean something yet, I don't know... It might be something I'll figure out someday." 

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.