who is peter siegel?


The internationally somewhat known....


...award winning musician, educator and founding member of The Gaslight Tinkers.   Peter Siegel contributes a radical chord to American Roots music. Influenced by the songwriting of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs, dixieland, old time fiddle tunes and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Peter’s music defies categorization. 

Born a red diaper grand-baby in New York, he later made his way up to Vermont, which he now calls home.  Over the years he's shared the stage and been mentored by  folks like Pete Seeger, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Judy Collins, Dar Williams, Utah Phillips, Noel Paul Stookey, and was a bandmate of bluegrass powerhouse  Michael Daves and poet Alicia Jo Rabins in the 90's "New Old Time" band Underbelly which the Berkshire Eagle called "a supergroup of New England talent".   

Peter contributed and recorded on the Grammy award winning Pete Seeger album "Tomorrow's Children".  His other credits include  publication  in Sing Out! magazine and the fiddle tune compilation, The Portland Collection, as well as a guest appearance on the nationally syndicated Etown.   As as educator, Peter has been writing songs and theatrical productions with children for the last 15 years and has been a contributing writer to The George Lucas Foundation site Edutopia on social curriculum and music educational practices.  His Symonds School CD Peace Place won a  Parents Choice Award in 2012.

When Peter is not playing or recording, he is a devoted public school music educator in the great state of New Hampshire. You can find him leading stringed and vocal workshops in Americana music at the John C Campbell Folk School, Swannanoah or the American Festival of Fiddle tunes.