Intrepid Artists International Is Proud To Welcome Alligator Recording Artist, Toronzo Cannon!
Growing up in the shadow of Chicago’s blues mecca, Theresa’s Lounge, had a lasting effect on Toronzo Cannon. As a kid, Toronzo would listen to the raw, soulful sounds of legends like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Muddy Waters. “It wasn’t just the music that got me, but the effect on the people. I knew right then, that was what I was gonna do.” These experiences led him to pick up his first guitar as a teenager and he began to learn to sing and play the sounds he heard. Inspired by the Three Kings (Freddie, B.B., and Albert), Jimi Hendrix, and some 70’s R&B/Soul, Toronzo soon developed his own sound. “If I wasn’t gigging, I was hitting every jam session I could find. I couldn’t get enough.” It was during this time that he developed his own powerful, gospel-flavored vocal style and electrifying stage presence.
He was nominated for a BLUES MUSIC AWARD for “BEST ROCK/BLUES CD”, and inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2013. This Bluesman is one of CHICAGO’S FINEST. Check him out, YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED.