Harmonious Wail

Featuring the SuperStar2020 winner, vocalist extraordinaire Maggie Delaney-Potthoff !

Americana flavored Gypsy Jazz on full tilt! Harmonious Wail combines the searing wit, humor and mandolin virtuosity of vintage Jethro Burns performances, the Continental panache of Django and charm of Edith Piath inspired vocals to create a unique musical journey.

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“In the gypsy jazz field, no one does it any better than the Madison, Wisconsin based group Harmonious Wail.”

-Jazz Review

”Intense playing & sense of purpose that never wavers… a mind altering experience.”


-The Washington Examiner

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Latest News

May 29 Quarantini Concert Under the Oak and Beyond The Pale

May 28th, 2020|

 May 29 our very special guest live via satellite from New Orleans  will be Russell Welch with Dr. Sick and Henry West both from Squirrel Nut Zippers – together they are  The Champagniacs.    AND our Quarantini Partner is National Independent Venue Association [...]

May 22 Quarantini Concert

May 18th, 2020|

Thank you all so much for all the fun and support at these past Quarantini Concerts. They are most definitely the highlight of our week! May 15 was Jeffo's Pick plus we our Quarantini Partner for the show was The [...]

May 15 AND May 22 Quarantini Concert News

May 15th, 2020|

Hi All, This Friday night Quarantini happening has turned in to a great gathering. We here in Wail World are having a gas and we hop that you all are getting a moment to kick back and soak in a [...]

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Tomorrow night Cafe Carpe is the place to be. Not a bad seat in the house, food that will make you feel like a million bucks and a Harmonious Wail show that will be one in a gazillion. We are nearing the end of the Jeffo days and these last shows will be magic - guarantee'd or your money back ! We promise - Please join us!cafecarpe.com/event/harmonious-wail-5/?fbclid=IwAR2P_6vRqNMGxUWYsneW8h-PIbZ59p5Jtug2Vo8wLSug1VkUo... ... See MoreSee Less
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2020 IMA Best Acoustic Song of the Year for “Move”

MAMA awards include:

  • Jazz CD of the year 2019 – Holiday Spirits
  • Best Cover song of the year 2019 – What the World Needs Now, Is Love Sweet Love
  • Best percussionist 2019 & 2018- Maggie Delaney-Potthoff
  • Musicnotes Musical Career Achievement Award.
  • Best Jazz CD – Bohemian Tango 2014, Vegan Zombie’s Lament 2011

  • Best Jazz Song – Bohemian Tango

  • Best Jazz Performer

  • Best Ensemble Vocalists of the Year

  • Favorite Jazz Band – Isthmus Readers Poll

  • Best World Artist and Best World Song

  • Best Instrumentalist


If This doesn’t set your toe to tapping and put a smile on your face, you should probably get medication.
No one does it any better…careful you won’t combust.
Phillip Wong, JazzReview.com
Popping-hot, double-roasted folk-jazz…
Roots World Magazine
They lithely bop… tight harmonizing… spicy… romantically old-fashioned…
One of the few outstanding bands…

Bohemian Tango out now!

A wonderful blend of Americana-flavoured Gypsy Jazz – mandolin driven with possibly the best female singer – ever! This is the Wail’s eighth recording and celebrates the entrance into the second quarter-life of the band. There is feeling of uplift thru-out the entire CD. HW is a Maggie; vocal-percussion / Sims; mandolin-guitar-ukulele / Jeffo; acoustic stand up and electric 5 string bass trio. Guest artists on this CD are Dave Adler; piano and melodica, Les Thimmig; saxophone, Kelby Kryshak; drums, Gonzalo Bergara and Mark Kreitzer; guitar.

Holiday Spirits Out Now!

This recording was really joyful to make. Harmonious Wail’s favorite Holiday tunes, plus a drink recipe called Wail n’ Good Cheer (hence the “spirits”!)
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The Band

Sims Delaney-Potthoff
Sims Delaney-PotthoffMandolin, Vocals
Maggie Delaney-Potthoff
Maggie Delaney-Potthoff Vocals, Percussion
Jeffo Weiss
Jeffo WeissBass
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Bohemian Tango Tee Shirt

Beautiful artwork by Daniella Willett-Rabin www.daniellawr.com

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Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest Tee Shirt

In Mens (Brown) and in Ladies (Blue)

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Django Hoodie

Django Reinhardt / Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest Hoodie

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