In the latest and third installment of Rolling Stone’s “Mastering the Craft” documentary series, Gary Clark Jr., the standard bearer of contemporary blues music, remembers the time he found his hands on a guitar for the first time. It began with neighbor and classmate Eve Monsees—“Eve Monsees, I wouldn’t be playing guitar, I wouldn’t be playing music if it weren’t for her,” Clark said in his 2014 Grammy acceptance speech—who got a guitar at 11 years old and would teach herself to play in her garage.
Clark was in. And he was good. And, as we know, he became great. It’s always a privelege, and often a rare one, to learn where a musician finds their music, Clark and Monsees provide an excellent trip in the 10-minute clip below.