Starlight is a jazz flavoured CD to compliment her two previous CDs, Into The Blues released in 2007 and by its title was a blues influenced release and This Charming Life released in 2010 which was firmly rooted in the rock/pop genre. Starlight is a collection of ten new compositions that will see Joan mix her love of jazz with her prowess as a singer, guitarist and songwriter, producing an album that is both commercial yet also contemporary.
Three times Grammy nominated British singer songwriter Joan Armatrading is the first female UK artist to have debuted at number one in the Billboard Blues charts. She is also the first female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category.
Joan is one of the UK’s leading female singer songwriters who has stood the test of time with highly acclaimed songs such as Love And Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot, Lovers Speak, Into The Blues, This Charming Life and now she releases her finest work to date. Joan is back with an album that will appeal to fans old and new.
A consummate performer, Joan Armatrading is indeed the whole package, an excellent song writer, a powerful vocalist and as a guitarist, she is certainly one of the best players in the world. To support the release of Starlight festival appearances include headlining the Cambridge Folk Festival, Cropredy Festival and the Acoustic Festival Of Great Britain and many others are booked throughout the summer months in 2012 and a fifty two date UK tour will start in September.