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  • Joan Armatrading performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room

Yesterday the great Joan Armatrading performed three live tracks on the Ken Bruce show on BBC Radio 2, including her most well known tracks Love And Affection and The Weakness In Me as well as the new single I Like It When We’re Together which is currently on the BBC Radio 2 playlist.

Since her 1973 Outstanding New Artist award from Music Week, Joan has been making superlative music for over four decades. Winner of an Ivor Novello award and a BASCA Gold Badge, Radio 2’s Lifetime Achievement Folk Award and MMF’s Artist’s Artist Award, she has received accolade after accolade. The recipient of an MBE in 2001, she holds six Honorary degrees and her own BA (achieved while on tour) as well as being voted one of VH1’s Most Influential Women In Rock.

Joan’s new album Not Too Far Away is out now.

Listen back to the performances here: The Weakness In Me | Love And Affection