Peter Stampfel

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Peter Stampfel
Born Peter Stampfel
(1938-10-29) October 29, 1938 (age 79)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Occupation Associate Editor at DAW Books
Spouse(s) Betsy Wollheim
Musical career
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments fiddle, violin, guitar, banjo
Years active 1963–present
Associated acts Holy Modal Rounders

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

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.