BLUES ROOTS 

BLUES ROOTS

Last week, NPR's Terry Gross asked Memphis blues musician Alvin Youngblood Heart where he learned to play bottleneck guitar, prompting the following dialogue:

HART: [I learned to play] watching Roy Clark on Hee-Haw.

GROSS (incredulous): That's what all the blues musicians say, Hee-Haw. So ...

HART: You learn from the best, right? The main thing was he started playing slide with a jelly jar.

GROSS (Still incredulous): What did you use as your first slide?

HART: A jelly jar.

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