"A fishin' cane, some people when they get through with it, throw it down on the ground. No. You don't have no idea . . . There's something in that cane you ain't understand and you ain't found and there's somethin' in that cane that you can do and you'd be surprised at yourself what you can do. Learn how to blow that cane yourself and know that cane. . . . It's what you make out of it, that's what it is."
Otha Turner in an interview with Adam Lore, published in 50 Miles of Elbow Room #2, Brooklyn, NY, 2002.