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SUZANNE VEGA

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Suzanne Nadine Vega

Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Poet. USA

Known For: Known for the album – “Tired And True ”

Instruments: Voice, Guitar

Music Styles: Rock, Folk, Easy listening

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 11th July 1959
Location Born: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Photo Comments: The copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: Author Michal Maòas

CONTACT DETAILS
Web Site: Official website

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE
Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959) is an American songwriter and singer known for her eclectic folk-inspired music.

Two of Vega’s songs (both from her second album Solitude Standing, 1987) reached the top 10 of various international chart listings: “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner”. The latter was originally an a cappella version on Vega’s album, which was then remade in 1990 as a dance track produced by the British dance production team DNA.

Vega has released eight studio albums to date, the latest of which is Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles, released in 2014.

When Vega was two and a half, the family moved to New York City.

She grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side. At the age of nine she began to write poems, she wrote her first song at age fourteen.

Later she attended New York’s prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, now on Amsterdam Avenue between 65th & 66th Street in Manhattan.

This school was seen in the film musical Fame. There she studied modern dance and graduated in 1977.

Vega’s debut album, Suzanne Vega, was released in 1985 and was well received by critics in the U.S. it reached platinum status in the United Kingdom. Produced by Lenny Kaye and Steve Addabbo, the songs feature Vega’s acoustic guitar in straightforward arrangements.

Vega’s writing often featured vignettes of characters and even inanimate objects, such as in “Small Blue Thing”.

A video was released for the album’s song “Marlene on the Wall”, which went into MTV and VH1’s rotations. During this period Vega also wrote lyrics for two songs on Songs from Liquid Days by composer Phillip Glass.

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Personal life

On March 17, 1995, Vega married Mitchell Froom, a musician and a record producer (who played in and produced 99.9F° and Nine Objects of Desire). They have a daughter, Ruby Froom (born July 8, 1994). The band Soul Coughing’s Ruby Vroom album was named after her, with Vega’s approval. Recently Ruby sang with her mother on a couple of occasions. Vega and Froom separated in 1998.

On February 11, 2006, Vega married Paul Mills, a lawyer.

Vega practices Nichiren Buddhism and is a member of the US branch of the worldwide Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International.

Signed with ‘Blue Note Records’ in 2006.

Albums include.

Suzanne Vega, 1985
Solitude Standing, 1987
Days of Open Hand, 1990
Nine Objects of Desire, 1996
Tried & True: The Best of Suzanne Vega, 1998
Songs in Red and Gray, 2001
Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega, 2003
Beauty & Crime, 2007
SUZANNE VEGA – 1985
SOLITUDE STANDING – 1987
DAYS OF OPEN HAND – 1990
NINE OBJECTS OF DESIRE – 1996
TIRED AND TRUE – – The Best Of – 1998
SONGS IN RED AND GREY – 2001
RETROSPECT – The Best Of – 2003

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