At 50 years young, major Chicago blues artist Toronzo Cannon can play, move, and soar high in the air better than most. This well-dressed and enthusiastic musician had the entire ship on their feet and in awe at his sick licks and daring tricks!
Like Toronzo, time sure does fly, as Joe Bonamassa’s fourth annual Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea Cruise took place a week ago. Cannon and other blues guys and gals set sail to Montego Bay, Jamaica and enjoyed four full days of sun, drinks, and electrifying blues.
The Chicago-based bluesman, who got his start in the major music scene at age 28, was a dominate and pleasant presence on board the cruise. Not only did he deliver a sensational solo set with his band, but he also joined in on one of the most top-notch and exciting jam sessions ever heard on board the blues cruise. Cannon joined other spectacular guitarists like Ana Popovic, Kirk Fletcher, and Josh Smith, as the seasoned artists traded riffs, vocal improvs, and musical ideas.
Although he got a later start on the blues scene, Toronzo Cannon is now becoming a household name in the blues and is currently one of Chicago’s most prized possessions. He also shows no signs of letting up on his progress as he headlines major blues festivals all over the country and continues to release new albums. In fact, his latest release The Chicago Way which dropped in 2016, was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2017 Blues Music Awards.
If you missed Toronzo on the cruise, be sure to catch him when he comes to town!
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