Biography

Hailing from Vermont, Peter Siegel contributes a radical chord to American Roots music. Influenced by the songwriting of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs, the chunking groove of a rugged old time jam, the effortlessly precise playing of trad Northern tunes, and the gutsy blues of the Stones, Peter’s music defies categorization.

Peter with John Cohen and Judy Collins on Etown

He’s been privileged to have played venues like Newport Folk, Clearwater Revival, Falcon Ridge, Festival for the Eno, Champlain Valley, Old Songs, Solarfest, The Iron Horse and the Kennedy Center, and have shared the stage with Seeger, Judy Collins, Dar Williams, David Amram, Utah Phillips, Michael Daves, Bread and Puppet, and Gordon Stone.

With Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary

His credits include publication in Sing Out! magazine and the fiddle tune compilation, The Portland Collection, Grammy award winning mandolin tracks on the Best Children’s Album of 2010, and a guest appearance on the nationally syndicated Etown. When Peter is not playing or recording, he is teaching. You can find him leading stringed and vocal workshops in Americana music at the John C Campbell Folk School, Swannanoah, the American Festival of Fiddle tunes, and Pinewoods. Or he’s singing with his kids, or getting other people’s kids to sing.

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