Two Chicago blues bands are the featured attraction Saturday, March 19, at the Wicked Moose Bar & Grill.
Toronzo Cannon and The Steepwater Band will play as part of a “Rockin’ Chicago Blues”evening. Tickets are $10.
Cannon, a Chicago blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been called “among the greats of the next generation of Chicago blues musicians,” according to Blues & Rhythm.
According to his official biography, Cannon’s emergence onto the national stage took place on June 13, 2015, at the Chicago Blues Festival, where he performed as a festival headliner for a massive crowd.
Of the performance, the Chicago Tribune wrote, “Cannon made the most of his opportunity as a festival headliner to win over a new audience.”
The Steepwater Band got its start in 1998 and was formed by guitarist and vocalist Jeff Massey, drummer Joe Winters and bassist Tod Bowers. The trio took their name from a cargo vessel that Massey sighted in a port on Lake Michigan. It later was joined by singer-songwriter Michael Connelly.
The group has built a growing audience by performing frequently in Chicago and the surrounding area. In May 2008, the band recorded “Grace and Melody” at the Compound Studios in Long Beach, Calif., with producer Marc Ford. And a year later, the band announced a five-week European tour.
In 2012, “Collision,” from its 2006 album “Revelation Sunday,” appeared in the motion picture “One for the Money.” And former Healing Sixes guitarist Eric Saylors joined as second guitarist and backing vocalist.
What: Rockin’ Chicago Blues featuring Toronzo Cannon and The Steepwater Band.
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Where: Wicked Moose Bar & Grill
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
For more information, call Spike Productions at 507-259-1635.