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The Wheaton College Artist Series Presents The Old Town School of Folk Music on the Road

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  • Corky Siegel and Friends

      Corky Siegel and Friends

 
LaTonya Taylor

The Wheaton College Artist Series presents The Old Town School of Folk Music on the Road, featuring Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues, banjo virtuoso Michael Miles, and vocal trio The Sons of the Never Wrong at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

The concert will feature songs from the blues, bluegrass, gospel and folk traditions.

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Corky Siegel's 40-year career has been defined by his creative combination of classical and blues music. Siegel and the Chamber Blues began performing in 1988 and have been recognized for their original and unexpected sound ever since.

"Corky Siegel is one of Chicago's legendary artists--he has been innovating for decades," says Artist Series General Manager Tony Payne "This is an opportunity to celebrate the brightest and best of Chicago with the Wheaton College Artist Series."

In a 6 p.m. free pre-concert event titled "The Folk Music Tradition of Chicago," Siegel will highlight the musical styles and traditions featured in the evening program.

Both the pre-concert event and the concert will take place in Edman Memorial Chapel, located on the northeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets in Wheaton. Ticket prices range from $37--$50 for general audience with discounts for students and seniors over 60. For more information, or to order tickets, call the Ticket and Information Office at 630.752.5010. Online orders may be placed through May 2 at www.ArtistSeries.org.

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