Cerys Matthews MBE is the host of the Radio 2 Blues Show and it was a complete delight to talk with her on air about the beginnings of the blues in Britain. She is incredibly knowledgeable about many styles of music and we had a great conversation about Josh White, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Bill Broonzy, and Errol Linton.
I’ve always loved Cerys’ work and it was great to finally meet and work with her in a small way. Nothing beats being called “Dr Tom” in that astonishing Welsh accent…!
You can hear my segment on this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06p6khk