#19 – Joan Armatrading – This Charming Life

Joan Armatrading

British songwriter Joan Armatrading has been blazing her own musical trail for almost 40 years.  She’s been nominated for three Grammy’s and two BRIT awards.  She’s also one of the very few artists who’ve never done a cover song; she’s only ever performed music that she’s written herself.  Her brand new release, This Charming Life, is a collection of melodic songs with a rock edge to them.  The album finds her playing almost all the instruments herself.  Icon Fetch talked to Armatrading while she was on the way to a recent gig about her new CD and getting the chance to meet Wallace and Gromit.  Click below for the Joan Armatrading interview.