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(Singer-songwriter, b. 1962)

This former jingle and session singer – a backing vocalist on Michael Jackson’s Bad tour – was already having her songs recorded by the likes of Eric Clapton when she finally secured a solo deal. Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) showcased her rootsy compositional and vocal style to great effect and was dragged up the charts by the eventual success of the lyrically idiosyncratic ‘All I Wanna Do’ single. Her eponymous second self-produced album (1996) showcased her wonderfully observant lyrical prowess and ability to make throwaway lines memorable. Her finest effort, it spawned hits in ‘A Change Would Do You Good’ and the angular pop of ‘Every Day Is A Winding Road’. With Grammys on the shelf and songs recorded for soundtracks, The Globe Sessions (1998) was solid commercial fare. There was a pause before later albums C’mon C’mon (2002), Wildflower (2005), Detours (2008) and 100 Miles From Memphis (2010). Briefly romanced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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