TORONZO CANNON (USA)
THE POLITICIAN OR THE PIMP
contemporary Chicago blues...razor-sharp guitar and compelling, forceful singing”
— The Chicago Tribune
is at the front rank of Chicago bluesmen.
He creates wide-screen modern arrangements for wry, thoughtful songs, molding an ensemble sound that’s both tempestuous and scrupulously controlled." –MOJO
The Preacher, The Politician Or
The Pimp features twelve Cannon originals, ranging from the burning social
commentary of the title track to the wryly told, up-to-the-minute truths of
Insurance to the trademark Cannon humor of Stop Me When I'm Lying and Ordinary
Woman. He gets serious on the haunting The First 24, the Martin Luther
King-inspired The Silence Of My Friends and on the moving final track, I'm Not
Scared. Cannon's blazing guitar and soul-baring vocals are front and center. His
songwriting is inspired by his deep Chicago roots, the wisdom of his
grandparents and his years of observing the public while driving a bus. His
songs tell timeless stories of common experiences in uncommon ways.
"It's not about the solos," Cannon says, "It's about the songs. People get used to everyday life, so it's easy to miss the things around them. I write about those things. I know the problems of Chicago, the hardship, 'cause we're always a scapegoat. But I choose to love and respect the city because of the Chicago blues giants that came here from down south. I'm proud to be standing on the shoulders of every great Chicago blues musician who came before me."
Now, with The Preacher,
The Politician Or The Pimp, Toronzo Cannon delivers his messages loud and clear.
Between his searing chops, soul-satisfying vocals and vibrant and distinctive
original songs, Cannon has grown from being a local attraction to become a
world-renowned torch bearer for the blues. PBS Television's Chicago Tonight sums
it up like this: "Cannon is just your typical CTA bus driver who moonlights
as a sought-after Chicago blues musician. As a guitarist, singer and songwriter,
he drives the sound of Chicago blues from the city to blues clubs and festivals
around the world."
[These lines are only a part of his impressive Biog. Let us know if you would like to read the whole story!]
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