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Suzanne Vega

Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Show Time : 7:00 PM

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Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observed the world with a clinically poetic eye,” Vega’s songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects.

Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. Vega has been nominated for 3 GRAMMYs, including Record of the Year. Her songs “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” have not only been certified Platinum and Gold respectively and reached the top of the Billboard Music Charts, but they have entered into the cultural vernacular that has spanned generations. Vega’s work is immediately recognizable, as utterly distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now, as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 20 years ago.

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