Born in Chicago on Valentine’s Day in 1968, guitarist and songwriter Toronzo Cannon has recently taken a place among other Second City bluesmen like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. On his latest album, The Chicago Way, Cannon bears his soul and blazes on the axe for a hot and heavy debut on Alligator Records, the classic blues label that he grew up listening to. Making his way across the country this summer, Cannon fires into the North Bay as part of radio station the Krush’s backyard concert series and demonstrates the Chicago way on Thursday, July 21, at 3535 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa. 6pm. Free. 707.588.0707.