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Tuesday Tune: ‘Gypsy’ by Suzanne Vega

January 28, 2014
Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega

Every now and then the lyrics of a song transport you to another place and set you in the center of an unfolding story, crafted straight from the heart and memories of a talented songwriter who tells a story perfectly. Suzanne Vega is regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters and storytellers of her generation.

With hits like “Tom’s Diner,” which was originally an a capella track that was transformed into a dance track in 1990 by British group DNA, Vega’s songs have staying power. One great example is a song she wrote when she was only 18 years old about a summer love from Liverpool. Hear her explain the story behind “Gypsy” and perform it by watching the video below.

Then, for a throwback to the early ’90s, watch the official music video for the DNA remix of “Tom’s Diner.”

Don’t miss Suzanne Vega in Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Sunday, May 11! Buy tickets now.

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