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Customer Reviews

Beautiful Tribute to Johnny Cash

Suzanne Vega re-imagines this traditional cowboy song once made popular by the Man in Black. She has dedicated proceeds from this track to benefit the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. Her voice is unmistakable and the arrangement is beautifully balanced.

Great tune - and a cancer fighter too!

Kudos to Suzanne on this sparse minimalist gem of a tune she recorded for Pioneers For A Cure to fight cancer with song. First time i ever heard this was out of Johnny Cash's mouth and Suzanne's version kicks up it's own urban dust and tumbleweed. Gerry "Spooky Ghost" Leonard's guitar is outstanding and Suzanne's plaintive reading is sublime.


Wonderful song, and going to a great cause! Any fan of Vega will LOVE this!!!


Born: July 11, 1959 in Santa Monica, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Suzanne Vega was the first major figure in the bumper crop of female singer/songwriters who rose to prominence during the late '80s and '90s. Her hushed, restrained folk-pop and highly literate lyrics (inspired chiefly by Leonard Cohen, as well as Lou Reed and Bob Dylan) laid the initial musical groundwork for what later became the trademark sound of Lilith Fair (a tour on which she was a regular). Moreover, her left-field hit single "Luka" helped convince record companies that folk-styled singer/songwriters...
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