Singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading tells Tom Morton about her extroadinary musical career. Broadcasts are on BBC Radio Scotland on Tuesday 12 June 2012 at 14:05 and Sunday 17 June at 16:30.
Joan Armatrading is a Grammy and Brit nominated musician and winner of a Ivor Novello Award. In 2008 she received an Honorary Degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
She’s recorded many classic and memorable songs including ‘Love and Affection’, Me Myself I’ and ‘All the way from America’ and has recently released her 20th Album.
Touring extensively in 2012 she has four dates in Scotland in Late October and early November.
Joan tells Tom Morton about her love of song writing, how her mother swapped two old prams to buy her first guitar and how she feels her greatest achievement is gaining an Open University Degree.