Suzzanne Vega kicks off Oakville Centre Season

Tickets on sale now for Saturday, September 20, 2014

Suzanne Vega
Suzzanne Vega kicks off Oakville Centre Season

The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts kicks off the 2014-2015 season with a performance by neo-folk singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega – best known for her 1980’s hits Tom’s Diner and Luka. Suzanne Vega performs at The Oakville Centre on Saturday, September 20 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available online at www.oakvillecentre.ca or by calling 905-815-2021 or Toll free: 1-888-489-7784.

“Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation,” (Biography Magazine)

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. 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.”

Suzanne’s neo-folk style has ushered in a new female, acoustic, folk-pop singer-songwriter movement that would include the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, and Indigo Girls. Suzanne Vega is full of stories and surprises: the everyday revelations, the grabbed-on-the-run wisdom, the strange, random, miraculous stuff that make up a singular career – or maybe just another life in the big city.

Oakville Centre wishes to acknowledge the title sponsor: Dan Cooper of Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

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