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Artist In Residence



You’ve heard him sing Joe Cocker. You’ve heard him sing Van Morrison. Now we know you’ll love Derrick as Derrick!

Raue Center is proud to welcome favorite Derrick Procell as its 2023-24 season artist in residence. Join us for multiple engagements with this award-winning singer-songwriter, and Catfood Records original recording artist. Each evening of music will be a unique exploration of Procell’s personal journey as a musician.

Join us in October for an evening of blues with Derrick and his All-Star Mojo Band. November’s event explores Derrick’s creative process and collaboration with songwriting partner Terry Abrahamson. 2024 includes a February performance inspired by Derrick’s experience with music as activism. Finally, don’t miss his final performance in March, a big party with special guests!

Learn more about Derrick at derrickprocellmusic.com

Check out more of Derrick’s music on his YouTube Channel or on Spotify


All dates feature intimate lounge seating on our stage with a bar!
Tickets: $25*
RaueNOW Members: $17.50*

Derrick and the All-Star Mojo Band perform original music
from Derrick’s #1 album “Hello, Mojo!”

Join Derrick for a peek into his Creative Process
with songwriting partner, Terry Abrahamson

Derrick shares how he uses his songwriting to champion issues he feels strongly about. Art as Activism.

Derrick’s final event of the season is a big party
with friends and special guests!

About Derrick

Derrick with songwriting partner Terry Abrahamson.

Before settling down in Milwaukee at the age of 8, I bounced around from Virginia to Germany to Venezuela as an Army brat. Milwaukee was where I began with piano lessons through elementary school. By high school, I was fairly certain that music would be my calling card. I was deeply affected by all of the great music of the period…Beatles, Stones, Ray Charles, Elvis, Chuck Berry. By my sophomore year, I was playing in cover bands. I learned my first licks on harmonica from my best friend’s older brother which led me inevitably to the Blues. And the Blues led me eventually to Hello Mojo!

A couple of decades of playing with various Midwest bands and a yearning to express myself through song eventually led to recording and studio work. My success as a songwriter and producer has allowed me to focus more on family life. I have three adult children and a loving wife and dog who all support me and my musical journey…and supply me with endless material for songs!

While I enjoy taking on the various roles in tribute shows and leading a large society band for private engagements, there is nothing that compares to the joy that comes from presenting my
own music and entertaining new audiences.


Bourbon Country


Lynne Jordan