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Joan Armatrading

Joan ArmatradingBorn: 9-Dec-1950
Birthplace: Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Executive summary: Eclectic folk performer

Joan Armatrading released her first record in 1972, performing a folk-based form of music that also combined aspects of rock, soul and reggae. She has maintained a regular output ever since, her albums receiving numerous awards and overwhelming critical acclaim. Her following in the U.S., while loyal, has remained modest -- the main focus of her popularity residing in the U.K., where her music consistently finds its way onto the popular charts.

Father: Amos Ezekiel Armatrading
Mother: Beryl Madge Benjamin

    The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (1987) · Herself

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