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 Suzanne’s critically acclaimed debut 25 years ago she has sold over 7 million albums and has been nominated for 7 Grammy awards. Her song “Luka” about child abuse was a surprise hit and won MTV’s Best Female Video. Suzanne was the first artist on the main stage at the very first Lilith Fair. Her voice and song ‘Tom’s Diner” was used in the refinement of the MP3, earning her the nickname “The Mother of the MP3”. Suzanne recorded “Tom’s Diner” a cappella but it has since been remixed upwards of 25 times (including most famously by DNA, but also Will Smith, REM, Tupac, Jars of Clay, Destiny’s Child, Lil Kim, and Ludacris).
Suzanne tours constantly and continues to play sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known concert halls.