Always giving special concerts in her hometown of Rockport, MA, Paula will perform songs from her new album, the acclaimed Revolution. She often shares such smash hits as “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?”
Cole was born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts, the daughter of an amateur musician and a visual artist. After studying at Berklee College of Music, Cole got her big break opening for Peter Gabriel’s 1992-93 world tour. Record labels soon came calling and Cole found herself in the middle of a rising trend in female-driven rock and pop artists, which came to a head with her starring role in Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair tour. While never reaching the commercial heights of her platinum-selling, Grammy-winning sophomore record This Fire, Cole’s subsequent albums continued to scale artistic heights. Cole’s sound has broadened in recent years, the songwriter delving into jazz, electronica and contemporary pop, but her stunning voice and melodic gifts remain constant. Her 2017 album Ballads featured American jazz and roots standards from the early to mid-20th century, honoring such greats as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Bessie Smith, Bobbie Gentry, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis and Johnny Cash.
In 2019 Cole released her most recent album, the acclaimed Revolution (her 10th), highlighted Cole’s dedication to breaking the silence of generations of women and giving voice to those left behind by history and shining a light on those sidelined by gender, age and race.
WINDOW NOTICE: Due to the volume level of this concert, the curtain will be closed over the window for acoustical purposes. All efforts will be made to keep the view available prior to the concert.