The incomparable Joan Armatrading treated us to a hit parade when she stopped by Acoustic Guitar during her 2014–2015 world tour.

Watch the British singer-songwriter and guitarist perform her 1976 fan favorite “Down to Zero,” 1975’s “Steppin’ Out”—also the name of her 1979 live album—and signature hit “Love and Affection.”


Armatrading has been writing songs and performing since she was 16, and says she’ll be slowing down following this tour. “I will never retire, but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances, but now, with my last major world tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.”

If you never had a chance to see Armatrading live, this riveting session is the next best thing!