Suzanne Vega: Folk Star Sings at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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The last date listed for Folk Singer Suzanne Vega was Thursday January 27, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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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 1980’s 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.
In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.” Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observed 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, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations.
Her 2010 release, Suzanne Vega, Close Up, Vol. 1, Love Songs, is the first of four CDs that looks back through her extraordinary songbook and re-imagines the work in an intimate, stripped down production.