Chicago Blues Hall of Fame legend Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the great blues harp masters with an “edge of the seat” blues piano that is fascinatingly complex.
"What really makes Siegel special are his fanciful lyrics and witty delivery. No one in the audience wants to let Corky leave.” - Minnesota Star Tribune
Corky is founder of Siegel-Schwall, Chamber Blues, a founding member of Chicago Blues Reunion, and guest soloist with his Symphonic Blues with numerous world-class symphony orchestras globally, including recordings on Deutsche Grammophon with the San Francisco Symphony, Seiji Ozawa conducting.
Marcy Levy (aka Marcella Detroit) is a stellar vocalist and multi-instrumentalist that toured, recorded, and wrote hits like the iconic “Lay Down Sally" with Eric Clapton, as well as with her own duo, Shakespeare’s Sister, who had the #1 international hit “Stay” for 8 weeks on the pop charts. She has toured and recorded with a long list of “who’s who” in the music industry such as Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger and Leon Russell.
Marcella was also featured in the popular British TV series Pop Star to Opera Star and finished third in the finals, singing the most difficult arias from the operatic repertoire. Marcy discovered Corky Siegel as an underage teen, sneaking in to hear his popular Blues band, Siegel-Schwall, in the Detroit area clubs. They first joined forces performing together at the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival, and have enjoyed collaborations ever since. Marcy is featured on Corky’s latest CD, Different Voices, that received Billboard Magazine's Editor’s 2017 pick.
Vocal Diva Marcella Detroit “...has wow-inducing control of her voice, which imbued the song with breathtaking emotion and had the power and range of a gospel singer’s voice overtaken by the Spirit….spellbinding.” - South Bend Tribune
Harmonica ace Corky Siegel has “…improvisational flash and bent tones that Paul Butterfield would have admired." - Los Angeles Times
"Siegel plays wonderfully on piano as well as harmonica. He has a fine blues touch, and he combines it all with a grand sense of humor and showmanship.” - San Francisco Examiner
"Fans offered more than one standing ovation during the unforgettable evening." - Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 2016
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students with ID. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!