I Never Thought it Would Happen with KT Tunstall
KT Tunstall joins Chris Difford for a podcast chat
In this episode Chris enjoys a compelling and candid conversation with singer-songwriter KT Tunstall. From her upbringing in the countryside around St Andrews in Scotland, to busking around Europe to her present home in LA, the interview covers a lot of territory. From the lows of grief and loss (both family and hearing) to the highs of hit albums and awards, KT shares a couple of amazing stories about her idols Chrissie Hynde and Stevie Nicks too.
The episode also features Ed Blunt, a singer songwriter who received support from Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Hardship Fund during the pandemic.
The series coincides with our 100th year as a charity and explores what makes someone want to pursue music as a career, and the ever-changing landscape in which they operate.
Help Musicians has been needed more than ever this past year, providing over £17m in support to 21,000 professional musicians during the pandemic, many of whom slipped through the gaps of government support.
By coming on these podcasts, and speaking honestly about their own challenges, the guests are lifting the curtain on what can be an incredibly difficult career. It comes at a time when live music is beginning to return, and while the charity adapts to support the musicians returning to work.
Through our Music Minds Matter service we also support those in the industry who, like Robbie, experience mental health challenges. The service has seen a huge surge in demand as the music world continues to live with the impact of the pandemic.
The series is hosted on Audioboom and produced by Gimme Sugar.