Sam Kelly – an interview for

To say I was surprised when folking’s editor, Dai Jeffries, asked me if I’d like to do an interview with Sam Kelly, is the very definition of understatement. I was torn between excitement and nerves, the nerves winning out as the appointed hour grew nearer. I distracted myself by diving into research, drawing up lists of questions and seeking advice from my son (another music writer, with lots of interview experience, these days).

Anyway, Sam proved to be a delightful interviewee, very generous with his time and conversation. He really made it easy for this newbie. Thanks, Sam!

Here’s the interview as published in

SAM KELLY talks to Folking’s Su O’Brien

And, a couple of weeks later, I spotted the record company’s promotional material now features  a quote from my interview (as well as from my colleague, Mike Davies’ album review), which is always gratifying.

Sam Kelly promotional image

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