Watch the Cannonball Rag online guitar lesson by Alonzo Pennington from Kentucky Thumbpicking Handbook

"Cannonball Rag" is known as The Thumbpicker's National Anthem (or so it's called in the picking circles). There have been a lot of versions of this recorded, but we'll be looking at the Merle Travis Version in this performance. There are several more verses that I hope to show you later, but this should be enough to get you started!