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Peter Stampfel (born October 29, 1938, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin[1]) is an American fiddle player and singer-songwriter.

Peter Stampfel
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Peter Stampfel

(1938-10-29) October 29, 1938 (age 81)
OccupationAssociate Editor at DAW Books
Spouse(s)Betsy Wollheim
Musical career
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
Instrumentsfiddle, violin, guitar, banjo
Years active1963–present
Associated actsHoly Modal Rounders

Stampfel is perhaps best known as a member of the Holy Modal Rounders, a psychedelic folk band. He was also briefly a member of the Fugs and has been the leader of several musical projects, including the Bottlecaps and the WORM All-Stars. He has performed with They Might Be Giants, the Roches, Yo La Tengo, Bongwater, Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Hurley, Baby Gramps and Loudon Wainwright III.[2]



  1. ^ Layne, Joslyn. "Peter Stampfel". Allmusic. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Gross, Jason (September 1996). "Peter Stampfel interview". Perfect Sound Forever. Retrieved August 16, 2012.

External linksEdit

  • Interview on Stampfel's folk beginnings, New York City in the 1950's and collaborations, with Jersey Beat