Sandi Siegel blends her love of guitar and piano with meaningful lyrics that tell stories of archetypal human experiences. While her most loved bands come from the Prog-Rock era, her song writing takes influences from folk, blues and contemporary music like Tori Amos. Her music is often compared with Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell and has been described as “melancholy contemporary”. After many years as a student and teacher of Vedic chant and yoga music, she expands her repertoire in an eclectic collection her 2018 sophomore release “Dizzying Rain” where poetry and philosophy from studies in Hindu mythology and Native American dream work are woven into to haunting melodies. Love songs and stories from daily life come alive as well.
Her session players are incredibly gifted and create truly unique sounds together. Peter Stokes bass and acoustic guitar fill out his exquisite backing vocals on several tracks. Cassandra Bendickson’s bassoon playing pulls at the depth of emotion complimenting Sandi’s at time husky and at times sweet and soaring vocals. She and Jason Rodon who plays drums on two tracks elevate these tracks and will move you to places both deep inside and to spaces of connection to others. Guitarists Chris Smith and Shawn Cupolo’s lead guitar work bring the blues to a new place of soaring conversation with the vocals and organ work of Jim Roberts. Her beloved husband of 23 years David Siegel of Mastered Mix has recorded and produced this album along with putting together the album artwork. He plays guitar on one of the tracks, and programmed synth strings and drum tracks on many others. Douglas Brooks, co-writer of the title track to “Dizzying Rain”, is a mentor, friend and crazy skilled pianist. They hope to collaborate on an album in the future.
Sandi is a mother of 3 grown children, a Sanskrit enthusiast and lover of travel. A former economist from Massachusetts, she was reared on Boston sports and most especially loves her New England Patriots. Having lived around the world from Berlin, to Tucson Arizona, to her current home outside of Boulder, Colorado, she is fascinated with connecting to all peoples of the world through travel.
“Dizzying Rain,” the first of her albums in her latest style, will be followed in 2019 by an album of Vedic chant inspired by years of studies in Hindu mythology and its application to our lives today. Between playing out around the western US, you may find her teaching yoga teacher trainings in Breckenridge and on the fashion runway in Denver and beyond. Sandi’s love of fashion has been a lifelong passion. She most recently has been loving her work in the Denver fashion world and hopes to keep showing the world that we can be full of grace as we age and that the world is in need of communities of all ages and diversity coming together to create and inspire one another. You can also find Sandi screaming at the TV during football season while she roots for her lifelong favorite team the New England Patriots.