Posts Tagged ‘Paula Cole’

LIVE: Backstage With Paula Cole @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, 2/23/12

Friday, March 9th, 2012
Paula Cole

Paula Cole

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Billed as a “Concert and Conversation” with singer-pianist-composer Paula Cole, the uninterrupted two-hour-and-10-minute evening on stageset featured a question-and-answer segment smack in the middle of the program.



LIVE: Paula Cole @ River Street Festival, 6/19/10

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Paula Cole

Paula Cole

It was a hot day on Saturday – so hot that Erin Harkes’ set was interrupted by a woman in need of emergency medical assistance due to the heat and sun. (Harkes’ Celtic rock finale – complete with a guest piper – was worth the wait.)

And alt-pop singer-songwriter Paula Cole turned up the heat a couple of more degrees with a passionate, smoldering, 85-minute set to wrap up the 2010 River Street Festival in Troy last Saturday.

Her compact band – just drummer Tony Mason and sublime guitarist Ben Butler – sounded much bigger than they were on nuggets like the opening “Comin’ Down” and the empowering “Watch the Woman’s Hands,” Cole’s magnificent voice was even bigger still.


Paula Cole, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Paula Cole“The first album that I remember being given to me was a John Denver record. And I listened to it all the time.

But when I was growing up, we didn’t have very many records around the house. My parents made so much music at home, and so most of my earliest musical experiences were from a live situation rather than recordings. It was very old-fashioned in a way, kind of turn of the century parlor music where we’d sit around and play songs after supper.

My parents did have one or two Dolly Parton albums that I really liked. And Buck Owens and Simon & Garfunkel.

But I didn’t start buying albums until I was in high school, and then I remember buying ‘Synchronicity’ and Eurythmics. When Eurythmics came out, I immediately fell in love with them. I identified so much Annie Lennox’s voice. It’s such a strong voice, but at the same time, it’s lush and gorgeous. It definitely isn’t a little girl voice. I’ve always been drawn to nice fat timbres, you know?”

Singer-songwriter Paula Cole headlines the annual River Street Festival on River Street in Troy on Saturday. The festival runs from 10am-6pm Saturday, and Cole is slated to take the stage at 4:40pm. Admission is free.

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