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John Wheeler plays Debussy and Satie


Released in 2020. Volume I of the Intimate Upright Series. An intimate recording of French impressionist nighttime drinking music composed by Claude Debussy and Erik Satie and played solo by John on an upright piano. As these pieces are the harmonic precursors to US Western Swing and Jazz, they’re played with a bit of swing and swagger not usually found in “classical” recordings.

Recommended drink: Petit Chablis


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Daydreams About Night Things

Released in 2018. An EP of dirty Southern Country Rock with some Trash Blues riding along. John on Gretsch electric guitar and Pete Robbins on cajon and various percussion. 4 original songs and 1 country classic cover.


Recommended drink: Bourbon Whiskey neat


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Difficult #2 Album


Released in 2016. An old-school classic rock piano and guitar album of original songs dealing mostly with love, death, work, politics, religion, and food.


You’ll either love it or hate it, depending entirely upon your tastes.


Recommended drink: Dirty Gin Martini

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Un-American Gothic


Released in 2013. Acoustic guitar based folk-rock observation songs written during the 2011 and 2012 Hayseed Dixie tours that didn’t quite fit the band. As John was riding a motorcycle everywhere during these tours, most of these songs were first scribbled down in gas station parking lots.


Recommended drink: Altbier aus Düsseldorf


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John Wheeler plays AC/DC


Released in 2020. Volume II of the Intimate Upright Series. This recording is simply John sitting alone doing solo piano / vocal renditions of his favo(u)rite AC/DC songs in his own inimitable style. Suitable for home or office and an interesting re-visit to some of the material that got his band, Hayseed Dixie, started in 2001.

Recommended drink: Jack and Coke


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