Watch the Cannonball Rag online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Americana Greatest Hits

Lesson Source: Alonzo Pennington's Kentucky Thumbpicking

"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!