$20 (CIBS Members recieve $5 rebate at the door) Tickets On Line at Midwestix.com
Opening performance by the Avey Grouws Duo
“Deep, contemporary Chicago blues… razor-sharp guitar and compelling, forceful singing.” ~ Chicago Tribune
“One of Chicago’s new greats” ~The Chicago Sun-Times
“Progressive as he is rootsy…Slow, simmering riffs and smoldering licks” ~ Chicago Reader
“Among the cream of the next generation of Chicago blues musicians” ~ Blues & Rhythm
Throughout the history of Chicago blues, the intensely competitive local club scene has served as a proving ground, where only the best musicians rise to the top. Iconic blues artists from Muddy Waters to Howlin’ Wolf to Koko Taylor to Hound Dog Taylor to Luther Allison all paid their dues in the Chicago blues bars before making their mark on the world. The same holds true today, as newcomers look to living legends like Buddy Guy, Eddy Clearwater and Lil’ Ed Williams for inspiration in taking their music from Chicago to fans across the globe. Now, Chicago-born-and-raised blues guitarist /vocalist/ songwriter Toronzo Cannon is ready to write his own story as he claims his place as one of the city’s most popular and innovative blues musicians.