Photo David Baerst
Two days after this interview, Tia won the 2012 Cognac Blues Passions Award. An award which will allow her to open for an international star on the big stage, next year, in 2013, in front of 6,000 festival goers. A long overdue award which will, I hope, bring this guitarist and singer to the stages she belongs, along with the major French blues musicians.
This is what David Baerst writes before the transcript of the interview he conducted with Tia for his radio show Route 66 – La voix du blues, on July 5, 2012, in Cognac, during the Cognac Blues Passions festival. An interview during which he goes back to Tia’s musical history, her first tours, her first two albums, and her very special link to the Cognac festival, where she will perform, on the big stage, the Blues Paradise, next year, in 2013.
Read the full interview (in French) on Route 66.