Video: Junkyard Music Man

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Arizona artist Joe Willie Smith is proof that one man junk is another man’s music. He creates musical instruments out of found objets. Using piezo pickups mostly associated with electric guitars, he’s able to repurpose old springs, motorcycle gas tanks, horns and metalwork into electric instruments that plug into guitar amps. One of his instruments was used in the making of the soundtrack to Alice in Wonderland.