Corky Siegel is a phenomenon. - WASHINGTON POST
They Love Corky Siegel in Lincoln Center - NEW YORK TIMES
Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the worlds great blues harmonica players, blues pianist, singer-songwriter, and the sole pioneer/composer of award-winning revolutionary works that weave blues and classical forms together. Co-founder of the SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND in 1965, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, Corky Siegel has a catalogue of recordings on RCA, Vanguard, Alligator, and million selling blues/classical recordings on the iconic classical label Deutsche Grammophon. His close associations with the blues masters in the earlier days of Chicago blues, his essential part in the blues rock revolution, and his surprising success in bringing together blues and classical audiences make him a pivotal (though stealth) figure in modern music history.
"He's a master of piano and harmonica, a superior entertainer, and a writer of unusual songs." CHICAGO MAGAZINE
"Corky siegel held listeners visibly spellbound with an amazingly eclectic musical style" CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Wry humor, fiery piano playing, and superb harmonica" KANSAS CITY STAR
"Siegel dishing up the blues from the Steinway… is edge-of-the-seat stuff” NEW ZEALAND HERALD