This is a good time to look back and say 'Here's what I've done,'" reflects Suzanne Vega, one of music's most distinctive singers and storytellers. "If you had said in high school that this kid who (technically) couldn't sing and wasn't outgoing would have a 20-year career as a performer and pop songwriter nobody would've believed you. I'm still very much that teenage girl in my room wondering how my music can connect with people, can I put my vision into words, do other people see what I see? There's still a thrill about that for me."
"I've had the freedom to do what I wanted, on my own terms and on my own timetable. I'm very handmade," says Vega. "I see my career as a spiral, revolving around the central point of my guitar and lyrics."
When her "Luka" hit #3 pop in 1987, earning her three Grammy nominations, including for Record of the Year, Vega ushered in a female, acoustic, folk-pop singer-songwriter movement that would include the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, and Indigo Girls as well as the Lilith Fair phenomenon. SuzanneVega.com - Listen