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banjopaolo - Posted - 01/06/2021:  04:09:47

Hi four string friends, let me introduce to you Gus Cannon form Munich Germany:

give a listen here and see how talented  this girl is, singing a great song and comping herself on the tenor banjo

writerrad - Posted - 03/02/2021:  07:47:01

This music is ok but she makes the mistake that many make to think Cannon played the tenor or plectrum. I intially thought that when I began work on Cannon about 15 years ago, but Cannon did all of his work playing finger style on a five string. He seems to have tried to learn the tenor banjo and briefly owned one probably around 1930-1, but he really couldnt figure tenor playing out, and figured he could continue things with the five string since he was really limited in playing the kind of music he had learned to play in the late 19th and early 20th century when the finger style five was dominant. He could frail and 2 finger but looked down on musicians who played in those styles. If you went to Cannon and paid him to give you banjo lessons, you would learn what is now misnamed classic banjo, but is properly called guitar banjo. If you know how to contact this woman, I would love it. Pre Covid I normally spend several months, sometimes up to 4 months in Germany because my wife is German and we have many friends and she family we keep up with there. I like her music

banjopaolo - Posted - 03/02/2021:  07:56:49

Hi Tony! she is on the hangout as Gus Cannon, she plays both tenor and five string if you listen to her media archive you can find also five string tunes

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 03/02/2021:  08:08:36

I missed that first time around. Nice.

banjopaolo - Posted - 03/02/2021:  10:08:56

we made also a video with a joni mitchell song

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