Singer-songwriters Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik are headed to Richmond later next month and the line up aims to bring a wave of NYC Broadway classics to the Booker Hall of Music’s Camp Concert Hall.
Happening Friday, November 20, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the two iconic singer-songwriters, Vega and Sheik, team up for an incredible night of music, part of their tour “Songs From New York City: From Bleecker Street to Broadway”, which celebrates New York City in song.
Check out Vega live on PRI’s Studio 360 back in 2011.
The duo will perform from their respective collections of hits, as well as songs they collaborated on together for Vega’s lauded 2011 off-Broadway musical debut Carson McCullers Talks About Love. Vega and Sheik have previously toured together, including co-headlining sold-out shows at NYC’s Highline Ballroom in 2012.
Check out a decent quality, although a bit shaky, clip from that show below:
Praised for being a masterful storyteller who “observe[s] the world with a clinically poetic eye,” Vega’s songs focus on city life, ordinary people, and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. In short, Vega’s work is recognizable as distinct and thoughtful, and as creative now as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio more than two decades ago.
After breaking through in the late ’90s with his Top 20 single “Barely Breathing,” Sheik spent much of the subsequent decade taking a breather from the usual rock singer-songwriter rituals, instead focusing on albums that broke with pop music conventions, as well as theatrical musicals such as Spring Awakening, the Broadway sensation that won him two Tony® awards and a Grammy®.
Tickets for Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik are $40 with discounts for Seniors (62+), children (0-12), and groups (20+). Tickets are available online at modlin.richmond.edu or by phone at (804) 289-8980.