Toronzo Cannon – Leaving Mood
Delmark DE 817 (2011)
Featuring special guest Carl Weathersby.
Growing up in the shadows of Chicago’s blues mecca Theresa’s Lounge had a lasting effect on Toronzo Cannon. Listening to the raw soulful sounds of legends like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Muddy Waters led him to pick up his first guitar as a teenager and learn to sing and play the sounds he heard. Inspired by the Three Kings (Freddie, B.B. & Albert), a little Hendrix, and some 70s R&B/Soul, Toronzo soon developed his own powerful, gospel-flavored vocal style paired with electrifying stage presence. “Aside from his fretboard chops, Cannon is notable for being one of the few local artists to emphasize original material in his live performances…his lyrics are witty and vivid.” – Living Blues.