Gus Cannon

    Gus Cannon

    • Gus Cannon
    Gus Cannon

    Gus Cannon

    • Gus Cannon

    Gus Cannon

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        A remarkable musician (he could play five-string banjo and jug simultaneously), Gus Cannon bridged the gap between early blues and the minstrel and folk styles that preceded it. His band of the '20s and '30s, Cannon's Jug Stompers, represents the apogee of the jug band style. Songs they recorded, notably the raggy "Walk Right In," were staples of the folk repertoire decades later, and Cannon himself continued to record and perform into the 1970s. Self-taught on an instrument ma... Read more

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