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December 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Well, for some reason we cannot hold any events here, so, nanny nanny booboo, fine- we will hold the annual Lamplighter sessions virtually.  A link will be provided here and on Facebook pages by the time it is needed.

While we will all miss the excitement and anxiety the weather often caused, and the pleasures of being crammed in a small room after eating in a noisy restaurant, with a little mindfulness and gratitude and acceptance we will share a good experience in a new way.

Thanks to Corky and Randy for sharing their talents, and to listeners for participating in the adventure.

Recommended donation: $25

Here is the link.

Blues legend teams with jazz violinist and all-around fun guy for a delightful holiday evening of music.

This is a special 83 minute presentation sponsored by us, the Cafe Carpe.
A similar show with many of the same songs was broadcast on Nov 15 in Three Lakes Wisconsin.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Corky Siegel and Randy Sabien offer 83 minutes of Blues Harmonica, Piano, Jazz Violin, wild songs, a little laugh out loud silliness, and a unique “big hug” approach to a virtual CLOSE UP concert.
FROM Corky:
My 77 year career sees its culmination in my most creative period as Mother Nature has sent me and my collaborator, Randy Sabien, to our respective rooms (along with the rest of us). You are invited into those rooms vibrating with creativity, fun, and love. Randy and I have taken our life-long skill sets as world performers and poured our individual and collective hearts out to create an experience for you that could not have happened on a stage. Don’t miss this one for your life!” – Corky Siegel
The CLOSE UP show is sponsored by the sweet Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin starring Alison Welch (Kitty), Bill Camplin, and Satchel Paige.
 A ZOOM meet and greet will follow the show at 8:45 PM
Questions: cork@chamberblues.com
“… fantastic … I’ve never heard anyone play harp with this much body and harmonic delicacy … I guarantee you’ve never heard anything quite like it.”- Stereophile Magazine
“A memorable musical joy ride…Siegel plays wonderfully on harmonica as well as piano and combines it with a grand sense of humor and showmanship.” – San Francisco Examiner
Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer / songwriter, and recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest/Meet the Composer’s national award for chamber music composition and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition.


“Jazz violinists usually draw from one of two traditions. The best of both can be found in the superb Randy Sabien… he combines classical technique and folk energy in a program that’s still strictly jazz.”

“…The resulting sound is swinging, rocking, rhythmic and bluesy with a fiddle that often plays more like a saxophone than a violin. There are shades of Duke and Miles and you can certainly hear the echoes of the great jazz violinists from the swing era but above all, Randy is a product of his time – someone who grew up playing the violin while immersed in the music of the 60s and 70s. “

Tune in on line for the holiday romp with 2 talented guys.


December 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm