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Singer Joan Armatrading: ‘I will never retire’

 (Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

Joan Armatrading is on the road a lot. In fact, she’s been traveling on her current tour since September 2014. The British singer-songwriter, who makes a stop in Spokane on Sunday, has been calling this her last major tour, but she wants to make something plain: She’s not retiring from music. “I will never retire,” she said during a recent phone interview. “I try and make that as clear as I can.” But the weariness of life on the road is starting to get to her a bit, and these yearlong tours will soon be a thing of the past. “I had a birthday in Australia in December 2014, and I was 64 then,” Armatrading said. “When the tour ends, nine days later I’ll be 65. So that’s like two birthdays in one tour, so that tells you how long it is. After I’m 65, I don’t think I need to be on the road 18 months nonstop"/Nathan Weinbender, SR. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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