Kaffe Matthews is a great storyteller. During the Dirt Sisters’ busking tours around Europe she kept her band members entertained with vivid recollections of her dreams and stories about her family.
When I interviewed Kaffe in January 2010 I was enthralled by her ability to spin a tale. In particular I loved hearing her talk about the European busking trips which beautifully captured the audacious way the Dirt Sisters claimed the streets of Europe as their own.
In this excerpt Kaffe talks about playing on the street, its influence on the band and her musical career as a whole, and a particularly profitable trip to Zurich in Switzerland.