Old Time fiddling, picking, singing, and bad jokes with Peter Siegel and Mary Fraser.
Founder of the world beat band 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. Raised a red diaper grand baby in New York, Peter has made Vermont his home for the last 20 years. He’s shared the stage and been mentored by folks like Pete Seeger, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Judy Collins, Dar Williams, and Noel Paul Stookey. He contributed his mando playing to Pete Seeger’s grammy award winning album, “Tomorrow’s Children”. When Peter is not playing or recording, you can find him leading stringed and vocal workshops all over.
Mary Lauren Fraser trained in classical violin growing up. Since moving from the classical music world into traditional music, she’s traveled to many places with rich fiddle traditions, immersing in the tunes and styles of Ireland, Scotland, Appalachia and New England. Mary loves the fun of ragtime tunes and sappy waltzes from the 20s, as well as haunting Kentucky tunes, strathspeys from the rocky ledges of northern Scotland, and slippery jigs from west coast Ireland.
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