Suzanne Vega - Livestream performance

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Grammy Award-winning artist Suzanne Vega will celebrate the release of her new, career-spanning live album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories (Cooking Vinyl) with a livestream event from New York’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club on Thursday 8 October. The full-band set will feature the album’s New York-centric repertoire, honouring Vega’s long musical relationship with her city.

At the Blue Note, she will be joined by longtime guitarist Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jason Hart.

An Evening of New York Songs and Stories includes familiar songs like 'Luka' and 'Tom’s Diner' alongside deep cuts from her catalog like 'Frank and Ava' and 'Ludlow Street'. The mix of repertoire also features 'New York Is My Destination' from Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers, Vega’s one-woman play about the Southern gothic novelist Carson McCullers, and a cover of her late friend Lou Reed’s 'Walk on the Wild Side'.

Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, her songs have become part of the contemporary music vernacular.

Watch this stream ahead of her UK dates in February - with shows in Brighton, Liverpool, Birmingham, and her London show at Barbican Centre on Sunday 7 February - click here for tour details and tickets