A folky oil painting on canvas of southern banjo player Gus Cannon, born in Red Banks, Mississippi in 1883 and died in Memphis in 1979. Credited with being a leader of the early "jug" bands(meaning the band had mostly homemade instruments). Cannon's first banjo was made out of a frying pan and raccoon skin. The painting is in need of restoration and has lower paint loss. It is loose along the lower tacking edge. It hung in the Maison Bourbon Bar in the French Quarter for many years and was painted by J. Hoxsey, a New Orleans artist, in 1971. It measures 50" x 34".
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