Peter Siegel & Friends

Peter Siegel & Friends

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Radical Space Age VAUDEVILLE - Peter Siegel is a satirist who can pen a pungent environmental rap, deliver a chorus protest song and that makes you crackup while you sing and play old and composed tunes with integrity and fine structure.

Biography

Hard Hitting, Hilarious, and Controversial Roots Music
Hip Hop, Old Time, Bluegrass, Blues on Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, and Bodhran
With hip hop, swing, political satire, blues, mandolin, banjo, guitar, percussion, and strong roots underpinnings, Peter Siegel's music can only be identified as Radical Space Age Vaudeville. Hailing from the great 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.

Peter has shared the stage with such performers as Pete Seeger, Tom Chapin, 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 include Ellen Clegg on percussion, and fiddlers Lissa Shneckenberger, David Kaynor, Ethan Hazard-Watkins, and Alicia Jo Rabins.

Discography

Solo: Move The Mob and The Show.
Various bands: Beverwyck String Band Cat Out of the Bag, Underbelly: This is Their First Albu but They Are Real Good; Greenfield Dance Band, High Clouds