One woman, one guitar: Joan Armatrading goes it alone on yearlong world tour

To clarify: “last major world tour” does not mean the end of the road. After forty years, twenty albums, and millions of miles, Joan Armatrading wants to make it clear that she is not retiring, not putting an end to touring, and not giving up live shows. She is simply cutting back on extensive global itineraries. Considering how most of us complain when we have to make one connecting flight, with only a carry-on bag, to get from point A to point B, who can blame her?