The “slide” is the technique that most folks ask me about when first learning spoon playing. It really is all about the grip. The more I learned about the right way to hold the spoons and got used to them in my hand, the more I could achieve more tricks and movements with them.
My desire for storytelling started as I was traveling. I spent the larger part of a decade hitch-hiking and taking freight around the country, which made me have to open up to strangers and folks I normally would not have spoken to. Since I was constantly a stranger, I found myself learning about a wide variety of people along my route.