There have been spoon players since before written history. Prehistoric rock drawings and pottery as early as the 4th millennium depict dancing figures with curved blades in their hands. Spoons belong to a class of instrument called concussion idiophone.
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.