A painter of canvas and song who startled us with her honest insights in the 60's and inspired us throughout the 70's and onwards curving a path through folk, rock, jazz and other genres. She says she was never a folksinger but a composer first and foremost and has influenced many of todays powerhouse musicians from Prince to Morrissey, Elton John to Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan and even Bjork. She is still making music in her sixties and is about to release a ballet in 2010 about war incorporating her songs and photographs.
Easily one of the best female musicians/songwriters. Her music is somewhat of a mix of folk, jazz and a bit of pop. If you'd listen to her, you'd wonder on why people like Britney Spears and Avril Lavinge are still making music.
"Blue" is one of those albums you'll never get sick of.