An Evening of New York Songs and Stories
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 with a livestream event from New York’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club on October 7. The full-band set will feature the album’s New York-centric repertoire, honoring Vega’s long musical relationship with her city.
At the Blue Note, Vega will be joined by longtime guitarist Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen, and keyboardist Jason Hart. Recorded in early 2019, 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. An Evening of New York Songs and Stories was produced by Leonard, mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Kevin Killen and mastered by Grammy Award winner Bob Ludwig.