'Sieger's songs have more hooks than a Popiel Pocket Fisherman, more memorable lines than a month of Pat Reusse or Mike Royko columns, and more real American grit than you'd find if you dumped all the cowpunk, Johnny-come-lately, 'roots' phonies into an ingot vat and melted them all on down.' - (Tom Surowics - Twin Cities Reader )
This is Sieger's first record in seven years, an exciting follow-up to his work with his previous band, Semi-Twang.
Among the artists featured on 'El Supremo' are Bill Lloyd, who guests on their collaborative effort, 'Let's Start A Band' and Phil Lee, whose own debut, 'The Mighty King of Love,' is drawing raves across the country. Gurf Morlix, who produced and played with Lucinda Williams for 11 years, contributes some salty mandolin licks on 'High Tension Line.' The rest of the line-up includes many of Nashville's finest players, including Bill Dwyer, Dave Jacques, Rick Schell, Mike Sieger, Joan Besen, and Mike Poole.
Sieger's lived-in baritone, unhurried, soulful guitar playing, and thoughtful, developed songs make this record a must-have.