Suzanne Vega

Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, 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.”
Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who "observed the world with a clinically poetic eye," Suzanne’s songs have always tended to 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, Suzanne Vega’s work is immediately recognizable, as utterly distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now, as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 20 years ago.

Beth Goldwater

"By far the highlight of the night, Goldwater dominated the crowd and stage alike with a striking blend of surreal child-like innocence and experienced maturity. Combining a poetic sense of honesty with a commanding air, Goldwater never allowed for a note or word to expire that did not align with the spelling quality of her artistic delivery." -Gus Rocha, The Flinging Times
(after one of Beth's performances at World Cafe Live at the Queen.)

Beth's silky voice can bring a room to a standstill with her first note. Whether performing a cappella, or with her mahogany guitar, or backed by a full band, it's Beth's voice that commands a room and melts hearts. As a lyricist, Beth's adept ability to connect to people with her words is why she has thousands of plays on her music tumblr, spotify and has sales on iTunes and Amazon as far reaching as Europe and Australia.

Named Best New Artist in 2013 by 93.7 WSTW's Hometown Heroes, Beth has performed in such prestigious rooms as House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, Chris's Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia and World Cafe Live at the Queen where she recently opened for Suzanne Vega. Beth's song The Ravine is in the indy horror film, Slew Hampshire, and one of her French songs, L'Amour Fou is being used in an upcoming documentary. Beth is currently recording her next record of jazz standards in French and English.

$35.00 - $40.00


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Suzanne Vega with Beth Goldwater

Thursday, June 20 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Wilmington