Combine Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt together and you get Siggie The Vintage Man. Siggies storytelling and interaction with the audience makes for a fun time for all.
His Americana style performances live are a combination of songs that will keep you clapping singing and stomping. Just remember “THERE’S A WHOLE LOT OF VOLTAGE IN THE VINTAGE, YEAH BABY”
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Americana is my style, I blend in some modern folk, classic country and eastern European also in some of my songs as well .I throw in a few rock ballads as well.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Well I grew up playing some rhythm guitar (my dad was a professional musician) as a kid but at 14 I gave up all music to focus on playing baseball (never made the show but had a great run at it).When I turned 59 I decided that i wanted to give music a shot again, bought a Taylor guitar and hit every open night mike in Seattle for a year to see if I had what it takes to be on the stage and it seemed I did, had my first professional show on my birthday(sold out/standing room only) and I have been non stop since. Since I was no spring chicken(I tried for that name but it was already coined, HA HA) and at that point I thought well I am like a fine VINTAGE wine, at that point I became Siggie (short for Signorelli) The Vintage Man "YEAH BABY, that's what I am talking about.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, Joe Ely, John Prine and so many more I can't begin to list them but these artists style u can find in my songs. My new favorite band is Lucero, I just love their sound and there raw feeling
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Got a new record to be out by the end of the year.I am pretty sure I will title it Good Work If you Can Get It
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Playing for the people that's what I want to do and make some spending money along the way (mostly to pay off those nice guitars I have been collecting) I just play music now for a living, my only job and it is nice that I can get some DO-RA-ME for doing what I love
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Federales Daughter, people really like it and it is about love south of the border
I also like playing (now yet released, will be on this next CD/Body Of Work) 200 Miles From Somewhere since it changes up my normal style and it has nice lyrics (I think anyway).I wrote it in about 2 hours while watching the rain out my window.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Rejection probability is the biggest challenge I face but I come from a Sales and Marketing background so I am not thin skinned. Many of the venues that rejected me first are now coming a calling on The V Man (since I am getting a solid name here locally in the Seattle area)
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
think- write- edit, not rocket science. My music is not some technical gem all I want to do it make a song that people appreciate and can sing to, clap to and makes them think about the subject matter a bit
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
quite honestly I can tired of it sometimes but I do what is needed so I am on all the major platforms and have developed a pretty decent social following I believe. I dam sure am not any overnight sensation on You Tube or such but do have a little over 100,000 SOLID followers give or take
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Lucero, David Alan Cole, Robert Earl Keen, Steel Drivers, Mavericks, Warren Zevon are just some of the artists on my play lists
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Sales and marketing all my life and played semi pro baseball in my younger days and played competitive baseball till I was 59 in The MABL
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Keep working on it, don't think you have all the talent and sit at your phone waiting for the right people to come to you. There are many and I mean many talented musicians (much more so than me) that never get anywhere cause they are full of themselves and lazy. It takes WORK-WORK-WORK and more WORK (for some folk more than others, like myself) but walk I lake in technical ability I make up for my stage presence and work ethic .Be professional , be on time, be respectful and don't take anything personal. I get a lot of folk asking me how I get all my gigs I say I work hard at it and feeling bad about rejection is not a option
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
Can't say for sure since I am not in that position, i just go with the flow and find some way to benefit from the circumstances that arise so I do not try to be so judgmental about anything in particular and do not get stuck in a rut, just keep going forward since things change all the time and to be successful you need to adapt. I do want to say one thing to the folks on the top "DON'T SCREW THE ARTIST'S"
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I like it but do not feel bad about covering other artists since it is a honor I am bestowing upon them (as long as you follow all the copyright rules).Great to have your own stuff and make some $$$$ as well. I feel you should always just be you and see where that trip takes you, stay true to yourself
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Just "BE A FAN OF THE VINTAGE MAN"YEAH BABY EPK http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/SiggieTheVintageMan
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