Monthly Archives: December 2011

17 ‘CANTASTIC’ Years!

The CanJoe Company of Blountville, TN began in 1994 as the first ever licensed business, anywhere, to offer on any commercial market the one-stringed musical instrument made from a “string, a stick, and a can”, of the instrument design historically … Continue reading

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“Why Reinvent the Wheel?”

Herschel R. Brown would be delighted to see what his one stringed musical instrument design and creation, the “canjoe”, has become. Herschel is the indisputable sole creator of the original basic design of the first ever unique one stringed instruments, … Continue reading

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‘Canmissioned’ ONLY!

The CanJoe Company was established in the year 1994 and pioneered the crafting of and introduced the commercial availability of these cool one-stringed instruments. Over the many years of producing first quality products and due much experience with learning what … Continue reading

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‘Thanks’ from CanJoe*John

When Herschel Brown created his first one-stringed musical instrument over 20 years ago, and that he also named as “canjoe”, he made it from a 1″ x 1″ straight stick of relatively unaltered pine wood. He initially nailed the can … Continue reading

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No Where Else But HERE!

I have been receiving many phone calls and email messages from people around the country who start out their communication or conversation with “I saw your instruments at a craft fair, or at a mall in Gatlinburg, or at ‘Dollywood’, … Continue reading

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“No Joke”

The CanJoe Company, a sole proprietorship founded, owned and operated exclusively by craftsman, luthier, musician and performing artist, CanJoe*John of Blountville, TN, began in 1994, debuting to the public and introducing to the world commercial market the cool one-stringed musical … Continue reading

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“A genuine craftsman will not adulterate his product. The reason isn’t because duty says he shouldn’t, but because passion says he couldn’t.” ~ Walter Lippmann CanJoe*John’s “Debut on the Grand Ole Opry”: I was recently asked how I was able … Continue reading

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“Uncanny Christmas”

This video was produced and designed a couple of years ago by my, then, 10 year old friend, Lauren, who took photos from my photo albums, interjected a few she found elsewhere, then took the recorded tune, “Jingle Cans” from … Continue reading

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