She is as passionate about standing up for human rights as she is about composing original songs that challenge our way of thinking, and even though she lends support to global charities, she has always relished the rich experiences she had growing up in Spanish Harlem. In fact, a simple New York diner inspired one a cappella hit, which was later successfully sampled by British artists, DNA. More personal tunes, like 'Luka' brought the issue of child abuse into the spotlight, while songs like 'Small Blue Thing' lifted the human spirit with its poetic imagery, gentle melody and bittersweet drone.
Suzanne Vega's self-titled debut, released in 1985, merely scratched the songwriting surface. Since that time, this Greenwich Village artist has co-written and shared the stage with legends like Leonard Cohen, explored jazz and Latin music, and co-written literary shows. She has unarguably altered the way we define pop urban culture. As one of the leaders of the 1980s folk-music revival, Vega has developed a unique style of guitar playing, which perfectly frames her resonant vocals and poignant, but hard hitting themes.
When Vega last appeared at Space, her performance was transformational. If you missed her then, be sure to catch her later this month. She's an inspirational force of nature.
WHO: Suzanne Vega
WHERE: Evanston Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Ill., email@example.com, 1 847-492-8860
WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2013, 7 PM, 9:30 PM