Author Archives: CanJoe*John

About CanJoe*John

CanJoe*John, the "world's most unique musician, plays the world's most unique musical instrument, the canjoe" (aka, canjo). Awarded the adult 2007 "Bluegrass Instrumentalist of the Year" by the North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI), and having the distinction of being the first and only canjoe picker to ever perform on the Grand Ole Opry, he has literally taken his one-stringed thing, his canjoe musical instrument, to the outer limits! Now he is taking his cool, unique, hand made signature instruments to their highest and most valuable use...he gives them to kids who are under the care of specialty children's hospitals for use as fun and very effective music therapy. He's now on tour of these children's hospitals and the tour is known as the "Tour of Smiles". To learn more about CanJoe*John, the CanJoe Company founder & sole proprietor, the entertainer, the old-time Appalachian mountain storytelling musician, the recording and performing artist, the canjoe musical instrument provider/maker/designer and master craftsman, the philanthropic entrepreneur on a mission, check out his web site at www.canjoe.com.

“King of the One String Thing”

The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN officially began operating as a licensed business in the year 1994, but prior to the legal beginning of the operation of the public commercial sales of these instruments by the proprietor, now known worldwide … Continue reading

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Another Fine, Custom Designed CanJoe*John Exclusive

Some folks know and highly appreciate the quality, authenticity, and the factual history of these fine, hand crafted instruments. The man in this photo, Gene, is ecstatic with his beautiful new, fully electric, custom created CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN. … Continue reading

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Menagery of CanJoe Company Instruments

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The photos shown are as examples of the craftsmanship standard of each, every, and ALL CanJoe Company instrument(s) offered, and as exclusively designed, created, and handcrafted by CanJoe*John For ALL inquiries, prices, details of information, or to place orders, call … Continue reading

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The Alaska Boys

When three young men who live in Alaska were looking for something interesting to do while visiting Tennessee, their Mom found the CanJoe Company web site on a search for interesting things in NE Tennessee. A few weeks prior to … Continue reading

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Merrill’s Marauders/ Honoring a Hero

“Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, … Continue reading

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NEW PHONE NUMBER

The phone number to reach CanJoe*John has been changed to 423-612-4320. Anyone calling the old number that has been most commonly posted will now reach a message directing them to call the new number. When inquiring about or ordering any … Continue reading

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Genuine

Today is Thanksgiving Day, 2014. It is also my 59th birthday. As the administrator of this site as well as the owner and creator of the CanJoe Company, I have much to celebrate and much to be thankful for. I … Continue reading

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Honor!

The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN, established since 1994, is the only existing official, original, authentic maker and provider of the cool one-stringed musical instruments made using the diatonic scaled fret boards with cans as resonators. When first starting out … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

The CanJoe Company was established as a licensed business in the year 1994 and has now been in continuous operation for 20 years. There were no other prior existing operations, businesses, organizations, or similar products on the market anywhere using … Continue reading

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Collector Cans!

The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN is the official maker and provider of the authentic, original one-stringed “canjo”, or as properly branded, the canjoe. Having now over 25 years experience in designing and creating them, and having been licensed to … Continue reading

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