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I’m following up on a press release emailed to you regarding electrifying Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon and his band The Chicago Way. They will perform at The Hamilton DC in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 4 (600 14th St. NW, 8pm, $10-$30, www.thehamiltondc.com, 202.787.1000) and at the 24th Annual Alonzo’s Family Picnic in Rosedale on Sunday, September 5 (12:30-8:30pm, $30-$40, Rosedale American Legion, 1331 Seling Ave., www.mojoworkin.com, 410.638.1242). The songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and recently retired Chicago Transit Authority bus driver blazes his own visionary blues trail, fusing his keenly-detailed tales of everyday life with his fiery guitar playing. UK tastemaker music magazine MOJO named Cannon’s latest Alligator Records release, The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, the #2 Best Blues Album Of 2019. In July, 2020, Chicago’s Newcity named Cannon the “Musician Of The Moment,” putting him on the cover of their annual music issue.