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Peter Siegel

Peter Siegel

Peter Siegel


Peter Siegel's music is a melting pot of radical Americana. With roots in the Hudson Valley of NY, Peter was raised on Phil Ochs, lefty Jewish politics, the post 60's environmental activism of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Pete Seeger, the old time square dance scene, Warner Brothers cartoons, Jimi Hendrix and 70's and 80's pop. Put that together in a warm stew and you've got the mix that is Peter Siegel's Radical Roots music. The story began as a red diaper grandchild was trained by his violinist grandfather classically at the age of 3. Read more on Last.fm
Peter Siegel's music is a melting pot of radical Americana. With roots in the Hudson Valley of NY, Peter was raised on Phil Ochs, lefty Jewish politics, the post 60's environmental activism of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Pete Seeger, the old time square dance scene, Warner Brothers cartoons, Jimi Hendrix and 70's and 80's pop. Put that together in a warm stew and you've got the mix that is Peter Siegel's Radical Roots music. The story began as a red diaper grandchild was trained by his violinist grandfather classically at the age of 3.

From there, piano and classical guitar are corrupted by the '70's folk scene in NY. Somewhere in between there was an awkward new wave mullet BUT in the last ten years Peter's work as a singer songwriter, music teacher, kids' performer composer and player of roots music and fiddle tunes on a whole mess of stringed instruments has earned him acclaim locally and around the nation. He was the 2004 winner of the WRSI (The River- western MA) singer songwriter contest, 2nd place finalist in VT's Solarfest singer songwriter showcase, he has had songs published in Sing Out! Magazine, and various fiddle tune compilations including the Portland Collection. His appearances solo and with his many combinations on live radio, coffeehouses, and festivals around the country include the nationally syndicated radio show etown in Boulder, CO, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival and Falcon Ridge Folk Fest in NY, Saratoga NY's Caffe Lena, Chicago's Fox Valley Folk Fest, The Old Songs Fest in Albany, NY, Festival for the Eno in Durham, NC, and The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA to name a few. Peter has led traditional music workshops nation wide in places such as the American Festival of Fiddle tunes in Port Townsend, WA, The John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC and Pinewoods American and Folk Music weeks in Plymouth, MA. As a father and activist, thinking and acting locally come first. Travelling's gotta, and will happen, but staying around home and biking to a gig is even better Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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