Gus Cannon – “Poor Boy A Long Way From Home” mp3

Gus Cannon’s story starts off the same way many other poor black aspiring musicians’ stories started off.¬† At the turn of the century in the South, you had to escape the servitude of the share cropping system to pursue your dreams.¬† Slaves ran away from their families and headed out on the road with little more than youthful optimism as their driving force. This mp3 is a tribute to all the revolutionary musicians of that time who refused to let their dismal socioeconomic status destroy their goal of enjoying a career playing music.

Gus Cannon – “Poor Boy A Long Way From Home” mp3