Dick Siegel

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Dick Siegel performing at the 2015 Water Hill Music Fest in Ann Arbor

Dick Siegel (raised in West Orange, New Jersey) is an American jazz-blues guitarist from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. He won the Best New Folk Artist award at the 1991 Kerrville Folk Festival,[1] and became a member of the Detroit Music Hall of Fame after winning multiple Detroit Music Awards. Siegel's music has featured on nationally syndicated shows such as NPR's All Things Considered and Mountain Stage.

Siegel can be seen and heard frequently in the Ann Arbor area. He performs solo acoustic, with an acoustic trio called the Dick Siegel and the Brandos with members David Roof on bass and Brian Delaney on guitars.

His best known songs include "Angelo's", "Fighting for King George", "What Would Brando Do?" and "When The Sumac Is On Fire". "Angelo's" is played after every weekend morning "Over Easy" programming block on the Detroit classic rock radio station WCSX. It refers specifically to Angelo's Restaurant, a diner in proximity to the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.

In January, 2010, Siegel was appointed as the DeRoy visiting professor to the University of Michigan Honors Program and is teaching songwriting. He has also taught songwriting at Interlochen National Music Camp near Traverse City, Michigan.


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen. "Dick Siegel: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 

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