Peter Siegel | Radical Roots Music
September 30, 2009
From his website:
Peter’s music is a melting pot of radical Americana. With roots in the Hudson Valley of New York, 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 were corrupted by the 70′s folk scene in New York. 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.
As a father and activist, thinking and acting locally come first. Traveling’s gotta, and will happen, but staying around home and biking to a gig is even better!