Mark your calendar for Toronzo Cannon at our December 28th Rockin In the Blue Year. Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, The Chicago Way, Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans. Cannon has played major cities all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He recently performed for the first time in Japan, delighting and surprising audiences with one unforgettable gig after another. Now, with the release of The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Cannon builds upon the foundation he’s laid, creating and defining his vision of contemporary blues. Doors will open 6:30 PM at the FACC, with the opening band JeffCo Blues Explosion featuring Steve McClain, Kevin Riley and Tim Carey get the blues flowing at 7pm. Tickets $20, and for SIBS MEMBERS and other Blues Society Members(must present active membership card) $15.

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