Tuesday, April 28, 2015
In their latest video, The Bottle Boys (previously) perform Johnny Cash's songs Folsom Prison Blues and Ring of Fire using beer bottles as instruments.
This Bottle Monday we are really proud to present one of our favourite artists: Mr. Johnny Cash. When we are on tour we almost always listen to him to get in the right mood before our concerts, and both Folsom Prison and Ring of Fire were always on the Karaoke playlist when we went partying at night time while we were in Japan earlier this year. :-D
The songs are a perfect combination of great melodies and a really cool and down to earth groove underneath. We wanted to honour Cash’s style with a really simple look in our video, where we can just focus on what it is really about: the music!
Furthermore Johnny Cash’s songs let us experiment with different ways of playing on the bottles and lets us bend a lot of the notes to get closer to the way of singing all the blue notes. And in this video we even introduce a brand new thing: the bottle pluck. Even though it looks quite straight forward playing bass on the headrack and plucks on the table, the multitasking was quite challenging in the beginning. But we don’t play bottles because it is easy, but because it is hard! :-D