She's Joan Armatrading and she is timeless.
"Love and Affection" went gold in 1976. Thirty-three years later, it still sends chills down my spine.
Here's her more current "In These Times":
For her 58th birthday last year, Joan ran the New York Marathon. I bow to the superior woman!
She's touring again in 2010 if you find yourself in the U.K. in March-April-May.