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.