“Back when you could still smoke in Chicago clubs, I noticed that my guitar started to turn yellow. I had heard from other musicians that their white guitars also turned yellow. If secondhand smoke can do that to the lacquer on your instrument, what might it do to you physically? Please support smokefree music venues.”

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon is a blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver who fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail.