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Joan Armatrading launched her career with the 1976 hit "Love and Affection."
July 24, 2010 In a career spanning more than 40 years, the singer-songwriter has delved into genres such as pop, rock, folk, jazz and reggae. Her latest album leans toward alt-rock and features Armatrading playing all the instruments on the album, aside from percussion. Hear her play songs from This Charming Life live in NPR's Studio 4A.
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June 3, 2007 Armatrading's career spans nearly 35 years, but she's rarely stayed in the same genre for long. The singer has released 18 albums spanning folk, pop, rock, jazz and beyond, often within a single disc. Her new Into the Blues finds her delving into the blues.
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