Toronzo in Chicago 2015

Toronzo Cannon


Saturday, Sept 19, 2015
8:30-10:00 pm
MICA Stage

Growing up in the shadows of Chicago’s blues mecca had a lasting effect on Toronzo. As a child he listened to the raw, soulful sounds of legends like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Muddy Waters. He picked up his first guitar as a teenager, and began learning to play the same sounds he’d heard, in the process developing his own powerful, gospel-flavored vocal style and electric stage presence. After playing with great local artists, he formed his own band, The Cannonball Express, and was soon in demand, playing some of Chicago’s greatest blues venues. Cannon has played shows and festivals all over the world, including 8 consecutive years at the Chicago Blues Festival.

Known for his original material, Toronzo will present a workshop on Blues Songwriting at 5:30 on the River Stage. Then hear him practice what he teaches in the headlining performance at 8:30!

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