She played her songs to her friends and small audiences in the back rooms of pubs.
She was the woman in faded jeans holding an acoustic guitar.
She made just one album that sold a few copies and disappeared, though somehow one found its way to me. I missed the only chance I had to see her perform live.
She died in 2009 and never knew how good she was.
Luckily, although the vinyl album and the eventual CD re-issue were short-lived affairs, there are a few videos on YouTube:
In the first I'll include here she sings her version of Dylan's Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, which is enhanced by Simon Prager's slide guitar and the stunning sax of Barbara Thompson.
But over it all is that great voice....
On the other side of our imaginary 7 inch vinyl double A-side we find her own composition Closing Time, accompanied, confusingly, by illustrations of other LPs on the tiny Mother Earth label
Shoulda been a star.
(For more interesting music see Robin Andrea's Music On Friday. I will continue to post some music next year though it may not always be on Friday!)