About this performance
8 p.m. Yardley Hall
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 1980s 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.
Suzanne Vega’s work is immediately recognizable, as utterly distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now, as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio more than 20 years ago.
After breaking through in the late 1990s with his Top 20 single “Barely Breathing,” Duncan Sheik spent much of the subsequent decade taking a breather from the usual rock singer/songwriter rituals.
His focus was on albums that broke with pop music conventions and, additionally, theatrical musicals like “Spring Awakening,” the Broadway sensation that won him two Tony Awards and a Grammy.
His new album "Duncan Sheik Covers 80s,” features 12 of his highly personalized takes on the synth‐pop era, including smashes and obscurities from the likes of the Cure, Tears for Fears, the Psychedelic Furs and the Blue Nile.
This Yardley Hall performance will feature each of these artists on their own, and then highlight them in superb collaboration.