|Member since||September 06, 2006|
|Influences||Pete Seeger, run dmc, phil, ochs, circus music|
With hip hop, swing, political satire, blues, mandolin, banjo, guitar, percussion, and strong roots underpinnings, Peter Siegel's music can only be identified the closest thing to Vaudeville this side of 1935. Hailing from the state of Vermont, Peter has been known some time around the Northeast music scene as a member of the new old time trio Underbelly and a mainstay of the fiddle tune scene. Peter's legacy as a working musician goes back more than a decade. In New York's Hudson Valley he was known as a member of the Hudson River Sloop Singers, singing original and traditional political and environmental songs. Peter is now a fine solo musician with his own trio and a second solo CD.
Peter Siegel's solo work includes Move The Mob ("Low Flush Toilet" "Rainy Night in Montague") and the Summer 2004 release The Show including the songs "Numb" and "Foolish Questions" which earned a rave review in the Spring, 2005 issue of Sing Out! magazine. The songs “Numb” and "bugs" earned First Prize in the 2005 The River (WRSI in Western Mass.) singer-songwriter contest. Peter's adventures with the new old-time trio Underbelly include Underbelly's CD sub-titled "This is their first album but they're real good," With his music, Peter Siegel seeks to inspire, enlighten, rile, surprise, and of course entertain unsuspecting audiences.
He’s has shared the stage with such performers as Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, The Mammals, and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter Paul and Mary, and opened for such performers as Peter Mulvey, Tim O'Brian, and Tony Trishka. Peter Siegel & Friends are available as a duo or trio and include Ellen Clegg on percussion, and fiddlers Lissa Shneckenberger, David Kaynor, Ethan Hazard-Watkins, and Alicia Jo Rabins.