Downbeat Magazine calls Chicago Blues Hall of Fame legend, Corky Siegel "a national treasure.” He is of course, the Chamber Blues progenitor, co-founder of the Siegel-Schwall Band, and member of the all-star Chicago Blues Reunion. He is the award-winning composer (of chamber and symphonic music) who, at a very young age, learned his craft at the feet of such legendary first generation bluesmen as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. With his band Siegel-Schwall, he is credited with moving the blues from smokey clubs onto the classical symphony concert stage and obliterating musical categorization in the process.
Corky Siegel and Will Tilson will be backed by a top Chicago session rhythm section who have backed countless Chicago Blues legends, and will be presenting some favorite Siegel-Schwall hits, classic blues and originals
Will Tilson is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Wilmette, IL. Now living in Chicago, Will is currently leading The Will Tilson Band, a collective of Chicago based musicians.
For the last year, Will has been very active on the Chicago music scene. He has performed at some of the city's top venues such as Untitled Supper Club, Buddy Guy's Legends, Evanston SPACE, The Bassment, The House of Blues, and Uncommon Ground. He also has been featured on a number of news/media outlets and radio shows throughout Chicago including Fox in the Morning, ABC-7, and WGN TV's Music Lounge. Will has entertained numerous festival crowds, most notably performing at the The Chicago Blues Festival in both 2015 and 2016, and also at El Paso's famed Neon Desert Music Festival (2015).