Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues Come to Raue Center

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues Come to Raue Center

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome one of the world's great blues harmonica masters! Jazz and classical music will mingle on Raue Center's stage with Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues featuring Tracy Nelson at 8 p.m. on January 11, 2019.

"Few entertainers can lay claim to having formed their own genre of music and Corky Siegel has done just that as one of the world's premiere blues harmonica masters," says Raue Center Board President, Tim Paul. "This show will be highly entertaining and we promise you will leave the theater wanting to hear more. Join us for this wonderful evening of music and fun on stage!"

Two extraordinary powerhouses come together for a night of dazzling musical fireworks with riveting blues harp from one of the country's best, Siegel, who will be joined by the compelling country-blues vocalist, Nelson.

Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world's great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer-songwriter and winner of the Lila Wallace national award for chamber music composition, the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, a Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award and a place in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.

Siegel and ensemble will be joined by Tracy Nelson (Mother Earth). Nelson's signature song, "Down So Low," was covered by Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, Maria Muldaur, Dee Dee Warwick and Cyndi Lauper. Her duet recording with mega-country star Willie Nelson, "After the Fire is Gone" was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Chamber Blues is celebrating more than 30 years of performances that have brought this original genre to great success, all with returns, at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, Canada's Banff Centre, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, France's premier Blues Festival, Blues Sur Seine, The Grand Teton Music Festival, tours throughout Mexico in palatial concert venues, Hawaiian, U.S. and British Virgin Islands and the great concert halls throughout the U.S. such as Chicago's Symphony Center.

Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased online at or via the box office at 815.356.9212 or 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake.

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