Pop vocalist to perform at Quick Center
Published 6:19 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2012
Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will present "An Evening with Paula Cole," a one-night-only performance by pop vocalist Paula Cole, 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the center, 1073 N. Benson Road. She will appear with folk singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky.
Cole is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee.
In the late 1990s, her songs made Billboard charts, including hits such as "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?," which climbed to No. 8, and "I Don't Want to Wait," a song also used on the television program "Dawson's Creek." She has sold approximately three million albums, and her latest, "Ithaca," is her sixth release
Born the daughter of musicians, Cole studied jazz singing and improvisation at Boston's Berklee College of Music before singing as a featured vocalist on Peter Gabriel's 1993-94 Secret World Live tour. Cole released her debut album, "Harbinger," in 1994, followed by 1996's self-produced "This Fire," which spawned the two hits "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" and "I Don't Want to Wait."
In 1997, Cole was nominated for seven Grammys, including producer of the year and album of the year, and took home the award for best new artist.
In addition to Gabriel, Cole has performed with Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge and Emmylou Harris,. Her songs have been covered by artists such as Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox and Katherine McPhee.
For tickets ($45-$35), call 203-254-4010 or visit www.quickcenter.com.