Gus Cannon’s Gravesite

MS-5Regions

Address

2451 Highway 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632

Website

http://www.musicpilgrimer.com/listing/gus-cannons-gravesite/

Phone

662-393-8770


Born in 1874, Gus Cannon was an American blues musician who played the banjo, “played the jug” and who helped to popularize jug bands (such as his own Cannon’s Jug Stompers) in the 1920s and 1930s. He wrote and first recorded the song, “Walk Right In,” which became a number one hit for the Greenwich Village folk group, the Rooftop Singers in 1963.