LIVE: Marc Cohn & Suzanne Vega @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 2/3/10

February 9th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Sara

(left) Suzanne Vega and (right) Shane Fontayne and Marc Cohn

(left) Suzanne Vega and (right) Shane Fontayne and Marc Cohn

This was a double bill, no doubt about it. No one was an “opener” for the other. Singer-songwriters Marc Cohn and Suzanne Vega have both had hits in the past, and they both have had ongoing music careers that have stretched from the 1980s til today.

What everyone in attendance at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall witnessed or felt that night was that this was a unique magical and emotional event. There were no full bands wailing behind the featured artists; in each case, there was only the singer-performer and one other multi-instrumentalist adding musical flavor to the mix.

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Marc Cohn, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

February 1st, 2010, 1:33 pm by Greg

“The first single was ‘Angel of the Morning,’ I remember that. By Merilee Rush. That had some specific significance for me. It was a pretty magical record.

The first album? That I ever bought? That’s really hard to remember, but it might have been Ray Charles’ ‘Greatest Hits.'”

Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn steps into the spotlight at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy on Wednesday (February 3), sharing the bill with Suzanne Vega. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to this show.

It’s Contest Time! Win tickets to Marc Cohn and Suzanne Vega @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall!

January 28th, 2010, 10:38 am by Sara

We have two pairs of tickets to see Marc Cohn & Suzanne Vega at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall next Wednesday, February 3, and we’re going to give them away to two lucky Nippertown readers. To enter to win a pair of tickets to this amazing evening of music in the acoustic wonderfulness of the Music Hall, all you have to do is send us an email at

Marc Cohn, best known for his soulful Grammy-winning hit “Walking in Memphis”, has progressed into new material that contains complex, private emotions set to music of remarkable depth and complexity. Grammy nominated Suzanne Vega, whose hits include “Luka,” “Tom’s Diner” and “Left of Center,” conveys deep emotion in songs that focus on ordinary people and real world subjects.

The Small Print: one entry per person, please. Winners will be chosen at random next week. Good luck!

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