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Mon, 24 Jan 2005

Corky Siegel's Traveling Chamber Blues Show
Some days I have to go digging through the iTMS for something interesting to write about. This isn't one of those days.

I'd never heard of Corky Siegel before his latest album showed up on the front page of the Music Store. The color and chaos of the album cover got my attention; it's like the Ringling Brothers had thrown up on my monitor. So naturally I had to give it a listen. And was hooked well before my thirty seconds was up. These guys are... different...

A little research explained what the album title should have already told me: that this is a fusion of classical chamber music and blues. Some tracks are more bluesy; others are clearly classical. But the two influences combine in intriguing ways. Like fusion cooking, it's a mix of styles that produces something both unique and tasty.

But I do wonder what's next? Bluegrass grunge? Zydeco big band? Rap instrumentals? And if anybody does these, am I entitled to royalties?

Corky Siegel's Traveling Chamber Blues Show
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