I had the pleasure of talking with John Anderson, latterly joined by Alan Draisey, over a jar during their virtuoso performance as The Ragtime Jug Orchestra at the Upton Blues Festival.
Alan: Thank for agreeing to do the interview John. What are your first musical memories growing up in deepest Gloucestershire?
John: I’m a Londoner actually. I don’t know how I got into blues. My father was into swing – Django Rheinhardt and stuff like that and the first records I bought when I got one of those gramophones that look like suitcases were Little Red Rooster and the Golden Guinea Chess Greats. But before that I remember buying rock and roll and lots of things off juke boxes because they were cheap. My friend had an older brother so we got into things earlier.
Alan: Did you always want to become a musician?
John: “Musician” sounds very grand! It’s not my .....