The Cerys Matthews Blues Show

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20180514

Sir Tom Jones joins Cerys to chat about their shared passion for the blues.

A weekly dose of the blues.

In the first programme of the new look Blues Show, presenter Cerys Matthews is joined by Sir Tom Jones to chat about their deep, shared love of the blues.

Sir Tom selects some of the tracks which have inspired him over the years and shares stories of singing the blues with Elvis, duetting with Janis Joplin and encountering the blues singers who shaped the way he sings today.

Plus, Cerys digs deep into her own collection to select tracks from across the blues spectrum, leaving no stone unturned in her search for the best of the blues.

20180514

Sir Tom Jones joins Cerys to chat about their shared passion for the blues.

A weekly dose of the blues.

In the first programme of the new look Blues Show, presenter Cerys Matthews is joined by Sir Tom Jones to chat about their deep, shared love of the blues.

Sir Tom selects some of the tracks which have inspired him over the years and shares stories of singing the blues with Elvis, duetting with Janis Joplin and encountering the blues singers who shaped the way he sings today.

Plus, Cerys digs deep into her own collection to select tracks from across the blues spectrum, leaving no stone unturned in her search for the best of the blues.

20180528

The best blues from across the spectrum - from old scratchy vinyl to the latest releases.

A weekly dose of the blues.

20180604

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

A weekly dose of the blues.

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.

The Cerys Matthews Blues Show.

20180611

The Cerys Matthews Blues Show.

A weekly dose of the blues.

20180618

Cerys is joined in the studio by multi-instrumentalist Leonie Evans for some live blues.

A weekly dose of the blues.

The Cerys Matthews Blues Show.

20180806

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

A weekly dose of the blues.

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.

20180813

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

A weekly dose of the blues.

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.

20180903

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

A weekly dose of the blues.

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.

20181008

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

A weekly dose of the blues.

20181022

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

A weekly dose of the blues.

20181105

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

A weekly dose of the blues.

20181112

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

A weekly dose of the blues.

Ace Records Co-Founder Roger Armstrong20180709

Cerys is joined by Ace Records co-founder Roger Armstrong.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Cerys digs deep into her collection to play blues of all hues, from old to new. This week she's joined by Ace Records co-founder Roger Armstrong whose label specialise in reissues of blues gems.

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.

Adrian Cox in Session20180702

Clarinettist Adrian Cox plays some live music and chats to Cerys about all things blues.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Clarinettist Adrian Cox plays some live music and chats to Cerys about all things blues. Known for his work with the Kansas Smitty's House Band among others, Adrian has a strong love of the music and is accompanied in session by guitar and double bass.

Plus, 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.

Adrian Utley20180827

Guitarist Adrian Utley, who's best known for his work with Portishead joins Cerys live

A weekly dose of the blues.

David Lynch20180625

Blues of all hues, from old to new featuring an interview with filmmaker David Lynch.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Cerys digs into her collection to play blues of all hues and film maker David Lynch talks about the blues that have inspired his own music, music he calls "Modern Blues". Known for cult classic television shows such as Twin Peaks and films including Mulholland Drive, Dune and Eraserhead, music has always played a crucial role in Lynch's work.

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.

Delgres in session20180813

Blues from Guadeloupe as the trio Delgres are live in session from Maida Vale.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Blues from Guadeloupe as the trio Delgres are live in session from Maida Vale. Featuring tuba, guitar and drums the trio play music drawing inspiration from their Caribbean roots as well as the American blues tradition.

Plus, Cerys digs into her collection to play more of the best blues from across the genre.

Dom Martin live in session20180917

The Belfast born bluesman, Dom Martin plays live in the studio.

A weekly dose of the blues.

The Belfast born bluesman, Dom Martin brings his guitar along to play live in the studio and cites the likes of Rory Gallagher, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters as influences.

Plus, 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.

Dr Tom Attah20181022

The blues musician and academic talks about the fascinating history of blues in Britain.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Film producer Allison McGourty20180910

The award-winning film producer Alison McGourty on the blues of the American Epic films.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Film producer Allison McGourty20180910

The award-winning film producer joins Cerys to talk about the blues of American Epic.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Joe Boyd joins Cerys20180820

Celebrated record producer Joe Boyd shares his love of the blues with Cerys.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Celebrated record producer Joe Boyd joins Cerys live in the studio to share his love of the blues. He's been making records since the 60s with the likes of Eric Clapton, Taj Mahall, Nick Drake and Fairport Convention to name just a few.

He's been on the road with Muddy Waters and supervised Bob Dylan's famous electric conversion at Newport in 1965 so expect stories galore!

Maggie Bell20181001

Scottish vocalist Maggie Bell joins Cerys to talk about her illustrious career.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Paul Jones Joins Cerys20180716

Blues legend and friend of the show Paul Jones returns to tell Cerys about his new album.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Blues legend and friend of the show Paul Jones returns to tell Cerys about his new album with The Blues Band, The Rooster Crowed.

Following 32 years presenting the Blues Show, Paul clearly has no intention of giving up on the blues as continues to play with the hugely admired group who he co-founded in 1979. The latest album is the band's first in seven years.

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

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.

Ry Cooder20180521

Slide guitar legend Ry Cooder joins Cerys to talk about his blues passions.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Ry Cooder20180521

Slide guitar legend Ry Cooder joins Cerys to talk about his blues passions.

A weekly dose of the blues.

The Cerys Matthews Blues Show.

Shemekia Copeland20181029

The powerhouse vocalist Shemekia Copeland joins Cerys to talk about her new album.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Tim Burgess20181015

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess shares some of his favourite blues records with Cerys.

A weekly dose of the blues.

Tim Burgess20181015

The Charlatans Tim Burgess joins Cerys to share some of his favourite blues tracks

A weekly dose of the blues.