Show Review-Marc Cohn and Suzanne Vega-Together
Marc Cohn and Suzanne Vega co-headlined a show Friday evening February 5, 2010 at the Lebanon Opera House in
Suzanne Vega opened. She highlighted many of the new songs on her soon to be released CD (on her own label Suzanne Vega Amanuensis Productions): “Caramel”, “Marlene on the Wall”, “(I’ll Never Be) Your Maggie May”-which she prefaced with a story about the Rod Stewart song Maggie May, saying what ever did happen to Maggie May? Her set included two of Vega's most popular songs (both from her second album Solitude Standing, 1987): "Luka" and "Tom's Diner. The latter was originally an a capella version on Vega's album, which was then remade in 1990 as a dance track produced by the British dance production team DNA. "Tom's Diner" takes place in Tom's Restaurant at
Marc Cohn, of the “Walking in
According to his website: “A chance encounter in an
A heckler in the audience asked Cohn if he walked to
Cohn also performed his tribute to the great Levon Helm (of The Band fame) with “Listening to Levon” saying it was about a teenage boy in the car with his girlfriend who was completely distracted when a Levon Helm song came on the radio. Cohn said the boy was either a musician or gay—“Though there’s nothing wrong with that, the being gay part…but the being the musician part, that's another issue.”
Cohn has a new CD coming out late April that is a compilation of his interpretations of songs that were released in the year 1970. He said he Wikipedia’d the year 1970 for songs and there “were some really great songs out that year” and he proceeded to ramble of some. Then treated the audience to a few of these “covers”; first was “The Letter” made famous by Joe Cocker; followed by Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Long as I Can See the Light”.
After a standing ovation, Shane Fontayne, Cohn’s guitarist, and Cohn returned to the stage with another song from 1970 that he said he made a “little jazzy, bluesy” Cat Steven’s “Wild World.” Fontayne had a nice solo during the song and at the conclusion Cohn said “Great song, right…run right out and get that thing”; although Cohn said the release date may be delayed because he’s lining up a “few guest” artists to lend their vocals his “Cover” CD.
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