VIDEO: Jim Morris Plays the Gus Cannon "Frying Pan Banjo" 

One of the standout instruments featured in Making Poor Man's Guitars is Jim Morris' faithful re-creation of blues legend, Gus Cannon's frying pan banjo.  (Read about the banjo on pages 137-139.) 

Morris is a West Virginia musician specializing in old time music. In the video below, he plays Cannon's "Minglewood Blues" in the same slide-banjo style as the original recording.  He also starts by tightening the skin head of the banjo with burning paper, exactly like Cannon!

Jim Morris fronts the band, Hay Fever.  They've just released their first album, which is available on CD Baby.