Siggie The Vintage Man Back to Play Some Music

James G. Signorelli (aka “Siggie”) grew up in Rhode Island,USA. Siggie’s Dad was a professional musician playing the lap steel guitar. Siggie got his first guitar at age 10 and he learned how to play rhythm guitar which allowed him to sit in with his Dad’s band (at the time they were called The Hawaiian Serenaders). His Dad’s band played primarily Hawaiian and Country music. Siggie also played in a couple of kid’s bands playing mostly at the school dances and local events. At age 14, he decided to focus on playing baseball and gave up playing the guitar altogether. While his dreams of making it to “THE SHOW” didn’t materialize at that time, he did have the opportunity to play baseball in Asia, Cuba and in many of the spring training stadiums throughout the USA, as well as the home of the Seattle Mariners Safeco Field (now known as T-Mobile Field).

At age 59, it was time for Siggie to hang up his baseball cleats, so what better time to start playing music again? He bought a Taylor acoustic/electric guitar at a local music store, learned a handful of cover songs and performed at every open mike night in the Seattle area for a year. His musical confidence grew and he was very comfortable performing on stage. He decided to take it to the next level and put on his first professional show at The Skylark in West Seattle in April 2016 for his 60 th birthday. It was a sold-out show and everyone who attended had a great time. Siggie The Vintage Man’s professional career officially started.

Since Siggie decided to start a new career in the music business at age 60, he thought it appropriate to coin a phrase/title so he came up with the name Siggie “The Vintage Man.” Here is his thinking behind this: “Well, I’m no spring chicken, but I’m more like a fine wine that has been waiting for many years to be uncorked,” truly Vintage.

Siggie was performing at a number of venues on a weekly basis in the Seattle area. He then started to write some of his own music, got in a recording studio (the infamous Bad Animals/Studio X in Seattle) and recorded his first album 300 Steps in the spring of 2017. He decided to move a little north of Seattle that same year and got some good breaks steadily performing about 45+ shows for the year.

Starting to get noticed and heard, he performed 87 shows during 2018, including The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, Washington. Unfortunately, due to a hand injury, he had to cancel the last six shows of the year and took four months off from performing. Since performing live was not an option while his hand recovered, he challenged himself to start writing more of his own songs.

2019 has been a little slower on the live show circuit with about 50+ shows, including returning for three shows at The Evergreen State Fair. Siggie will be traveling to Nashville in the fall to record his second album called Good Work (If You Can Get It). Some of the top A-List studio musicians will be working on this project with him and it should be released at the end of 2019.

While Siggie loves to write and perform his own music, he still loves to pay homage to some of his favorite artists that inspired him to pick up that guitar again. He takes great inspiration from Bob Dylan, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Merle Haggard and Leonard Cohen. Many people have made the remark that Siggie’s sound is a mixture of all these artists combined, not a bad comparison.

Although he was featured in recently released Lifoti's September 2019 issue 09, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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