Suzanne Vega to perform at Fermilab Saturday
|Singer and songwriter Suzanne Vega will perform at Fermilab on Saturday.
Described by critics 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. Playing acoustic guitar, she writes and sings her own contemporary folk or neo-folk songs.
At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, she will perform songs from her decades-long career at the Fermilab Auditorium.
Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, Vega has performed sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls. Her neo-folk style has ushered in a new female, acoustic, folk-pop singer-songwriter movement that includes the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin and Indigo Girls.
Initially rejected by major record labels, Vega was elevated to star standing in 1987 when her album "Solitude Standing" went platinum. Its most famous song, "Tom's Diner," hit No. 5 in the charts.
Vega has performed and recorded numerous movie soundtracks and contributed to diverse compilation projects and tributes.
Her songs focus on city life, ordinary people and real world topics, and her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. As fascinating as the New Yorkers who have inspired her, Vega is full of surprises and stories about the everyday revelations, the grabbed-on-the-run wisdom and the strange, random, miraculous stuff that make up her career - or maybe just another life in the big city.
Tickets for Vega's performance are $29 ($15 for ages 18 and under).
-- Sara Reardon