No last name is needed for the woman (b. 1943) who may be the greatest popular singer/songwriter—as writer, instrumentalist, and vocalist—of the last forty years. She wrote beautiful, complex, and personal music, was a great guitar player and pianist, and had a fantastic voice. (I use the past tense here, as her more modern stuff doesn’t resonate with me.) And she is a creditable painter.
That’s a triple play, matched only, and arguably, by Stephen Stills and James Taylor.
Here are two of her live performances [Note: if the videos are temporarily down here, I’ve also linked the the YouTube videos.]
I will entertain comments about other rock/folk musicians who can match all of her musical talents.