“Vega in concert eschews the sort of antic behavior, melodrama, or even unpredictability that might foster jaw-dropping amazement from her audience. But there is also a refreshing lack of pandering and dumbing down… Looking lithe and preternaturally young, Vega showcased 19 of her songs -- written over a 32-year span with an equal mixture of unforced charm and sophistication to a sold-out, increasingly appreciative audience.” -Minneapolis Post

“..folk mistress Suzanne Vega returns with a flourish with the stunning “Beauty & Crime,” a tribute to loss, love, and New York City. Almost every song is a gem, the lyrics thoughtful and melodies memorable…she is still on top of her game.”  -Boston Globe

In the 80’s Suzanne created an international sensation with her poetic stories and exquisite melody in her hit songs, Marlene on the Wall, Luka, and Tom’s Diner, opening doors for Tracy Chapman, Sarah McLachlan and others.  With seven studio albums, a GRAMMY Award, and three additional  nominations to her credit, Suzanne’s latest recording, Beauty & Crime is a love letter to her hometown of New York City and was hailed “as original, gritty and gorgeous as ever” by Newsweek and “..lovely and literate” by People Magazine.  Suzanne Vega is so much more than her music.   She hosted a public radio series about 20th Century American Composers called American Mavericks which won a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, wrote The Passionate Eye, a book of poems and essays, and currently blogs for the New York Times.  An innovative educator and founding member of the Musician’s Cooperative songwriter workshops in the Village, her unique composition, writing and performance techniques have influenced a generation of musicians ... read full bio