The Blues Show With Cerys Matthews

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20190107

Cerys digs into her collection to play blues of all hues.

From cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues.

With live guest sessions and interviews, alongside blues voices from the archives.

Cerys digs deep into her collection to play blues of all hues, from old to new.

A weekly dose of the blues.

20190114

Cerys digs into her collection to play blues of all hues.

From cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues.

With live guest sessions and interviews, alongside blues voices from the archives.

Cerys digs deep into her collection to play blues of all hues, from old to new.

A weekly dose of the blues.

20190204

Cerys digs into her collection to play blues of all hues.

From cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues.

With live guest sessions and interviews, alongside blues voices from the archives.

Cerys digs deep into her collection to play blues of all hues, from old to new.

A weekly dose of the blues.

20190318

Cerys digs into her collection to play blues of all hues.

From cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues.

With live guest sessions and interviews, alongside blues voices from the archives.

Cerys digs deep into her collection to play blues of all hues, from old to new.

A weekly dose of the blues.

20190325

Cerys digs deep into her collection to play blues of all hues, from old to new.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Ferris and Sylvester in session20190128

Young London based duo Ferris & Sylvester play a Blues Show session with BBC Introducing. The pair released their self-produced first EP "Made In Streatham" last year combining blues with folk and rock influences. They'll be playing more new music for the show and chatting to Cerys about their influences in the blues and beyond.

Plus, the final part of our series of blues harmonica lessons with Ben Hewlett, chairman of Harmonica UK.

From cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues.

Young London based duo Ferris & Sylvester play a Blues Show session with BBC Introducing.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Shirley Collins20190121

The English folk legend, Shirley Collins, joins Cerys to share her experiences in America with the celebrated folklorist Alan Lomax. The pair travelled through America together recording in Kentucky, Arkansas, Virginia, Alabama, and Mississippi. They recorded the likes of 91-year-old Sid Hemphill, and discovered the blues of Mississippi Fred McDowell, recording in mountains and prisons along the way.

The recipient of an MBE for services to music as well as the Radio 2 Good Tradition award, Shirley Collins is for many, England's greatest folk singer.

Plus, part three of our series of one minute harmonica lessons with Ben Hewlett, chairman of Harmonica UK. And, as it’s Blue Monday - the gloomiest day of the year according to modern mythology, Cerys will be fighting it by exploring the happier side of the blues!

From cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues.

The folk legend joins Cerys to share her first-hand experience of blues in 50s America.

A weekly dose of the blues.