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Toronzo Cannon

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Show | 7:30PM // Doors | 7:00PM

$25 to $39.5

Type: Concerts

With his richly detailed, truth-telling original songs, blistering, inventive guitar work and impassioned vocals, Toronzo Cannon is on the cutting edge of today’s contemporary blues scene. His sound is inspired by his heroes, including Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Albert King, Son Seals and Jimi Hendrix. On his third Alligator Records album, Shut Up And Play!, Cannon blazes his own path with 11 emotionally-charged originals. From serious to humorous, his imaginative songs are fueled by his powerful, cathartic guitar solos and his soulfully authoritative voice. Shut Up And Play! tackles the gamut of human emotions. Song subjects range from the heartbreak of lost love, to the humor of daily life, to the pain of feeling invisible in today’s society, all as seen through Cannon’s wide-open eyes.

Toronzo Cannon was born and grew up on the south side of Chicago. As a child, Cannon would stand outside one of the city’s most famous blues clubs, soaking up the live blues pouring out, while trying to sneak a glance inside at larger-than-life bluesmen like Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. He also heard plenty of blues records growing up in his grandfather’s home. Cannon’s sister gifted him his first guitar at age 22, and his natural talent enabled him to quickly master the instrument. Although influenced by many, Cannon’s biting, stinging guitar sound is all his own.

Cannon has been nominated for ten Blues Music Awards. He has performed at clubs and festivals at major cities all over the U.S. and has toured abroad. He has played the Chicago Blues Festival on ten separate occasions, bringing tens of thousands of his fellow Chicagoans to their feet. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic new fans.

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