Expectation-defying Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon and his band The Chicago Way will perform at the Shamrock Pub in St. Louis on Friday, July 30, 2021. The songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and recently retired Chicago Transit Authority bus driver blazes his own visionary blues trail, fusing his original, 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. Living Blues says, "Cannon bursts with youthful fire in his guitar work and his tough and deep vocals."