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Monday 4 May 2015

Johnny Cash hits performed on beer bottles

Who wouldn’t want to see the best of country legend Johnny Cash’s back catalogue performed on beer bottles?

That is exactly what the Bottle Boys have done, re-imagining the singer’s biggest hits using a variety of musically-tuned beer bottles. The attention to detail is really quite impressive with their set featuring a daring technique known as the “bottle pluck”.

Posting the video on their YouTube page, the boys write: “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!”