Blues Musician Toronzo Cannon Shares Best Things To Read, Watch And Do

The local bluesman will perform in a new livestream concert and conversation series “At Home Chicago Blues,” which kicks off Thursday night.

Blues Musician Toronzo Cannon Shares Best Things To Read, Watch And Do
Chicago blues musician Toronzo Cannon. He released his latest album "The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp" in September of 2019. Dragan Tasic / Courtesy of toronzocannon.com
Blues Musician Toronzo Cannon Shares Best Things To Read, Watch And Do
Chicago blues musician Toronzo Cannon. He released his latest album "The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp" in September of 2019. Dragan Tasic / Courtesy of toronzocannon.com

Blues Musician Toronzo Cannon Shares Best Things To Read, Watch And Do

The local bluesman will perform in a new livestream concert and conversation series “At Home Chicago Blues,” which kicks off Thursday night.

Toronzo Cannon is a CTA bus driver by day and a blues musician by night.

Reset checks in with the Chicago artist for his recommendations on what to read, watch and do. Plus, he shares what it’s like to be a blues musician and bus driver during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What to read

1. Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo

2. Chaka! Through The Fire by Chaka Khan with Tonya Bolden

3. Bitten by the Blues: The Alligator Records Story by Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts

Bitten By The Blues
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What to watch

4. Any music documentary on Netflix

5. World of Dance (NBC)

6. Credible news sources

What to do

7. Seek out live music, even if it’s a livestream

  • At Home Chicago Blues: livestream concert and conversation series with Toronzo Cannon, Dave Specter, Donna Herula, Katherine Davis, and Harlan Terson
  • Thursday, Aug. 6, 7-8 p.m then every first and third Thursday of the month

8. Go riding in the park on anything that’s just you and the wind

GUEST: Toronzo Cannon, Chicago blues musician