EU Jacksonville has a great profile on Toronzo Cannon leading up to his April 2 gig at Seawalk Pavilion.
The Legends regular, whose CD release party for his new album, The Chicago Way*, took place at the club, has a lot to say about the different perspective that comes from being self-taught–from the heightened sense of awareness that doubtlessly comes from being a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority (where he still works), to the unique angles on life and love that he aspires to bring to his music:
Men, we mess up too. I try not to write every song as my woman did this or a woman did that…I have a song called ‘Chickens Comin’ home to Roost’ about a guy that knew what was going to happen but at the end of the story he’s got blood on his hands. But you get a prequel to all this stuff that he did.
Head over to read the rest of Liza Mitchell’s story–and of course go see Toronzo if you live in or just happen to be in Jacksonville in early April.
*Barry Kerzner has an intreresting review about the album and Cannon’s groth as an artist over at ChicagoBlues.com