Charismatic, massively talented and as ruggedly handsome as they come, MOJO magazine rates Siegal ”the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of Blues in the UK”.
His 2009 cd BROADSIDE was the first by a non-American artist to be MOJO’s Blues Album of the Year. His latest cd THE SKINNY was recorded in Mississippi among the distinctive sounds of the North Mississippi hill country and gained him a nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album in the 2012 Blues Music Awards, the first British artist to be nominated in this category.
Whether fronting his band or sitting on a stool with an old resonator guitar, Siegal’s live performances are captivating. “The man is a star. Period” is how one reviewer described Siegal after an appearance at London’s Jazz Café as the special guest of Pinetop Perkins and the remaining members of the Muddy Waters Band.
For a flavour of Ian Siegal’s performances, go to: http://www.youtube.com/IanSiegalMusic