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Stage: Planets Stage

Suzanne Vega

Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has written and recorded numerous songs that have become part of the contemporary music vernacular, including ‘Luka’, ‘Marlene on the Wall’, and ‘Tom’s Diner’. Her albums, including her self-titled debut, the follow up, Solitude Standing and 99.9F have sold millions of copies. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who observes the world with a clinically poetic eye, Suzanne’s songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, Suzanne Vega’s work is immediately recognizable, as utterly distinct and thoughtful as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 30 years ago. On May 1st she will release of An Evening of New York Songs and Stories (Cooking Vinyl) where she revisits some of her most New York-centric repertoire in a stunning live recording.