Win Tickets ($96): The Old Church Presents Paula Cole w/Miko Marks | Jazz, Blues, Folk, Pop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Old Church Presents Paula Cole w/Miko Marks on October 11. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 4.



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From our sponsors:
Paula Cole w/Miko Marks
October 11, 2021
7PM Doors, 8PM Show | $48 – $60 | All Ages
More info: eventbrite.com

The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Paula Cole will be playing hit songs from her iconic album “This Fire” as well her new album “American Quilt”.

American Quilt

Paula Cole has never been afraid of speaking complex truths. With a musical catalog defined by honest and deeply personal lyrics carried by her powerful, radiant voice, Cole has always had a gift for discerning the underlying humanity in stories from her own life as well as those around her, and channeling those emotional elements into captivating music. On her latest record, Cole has applied this natural insight to American history and musical roots traditions by interpreting a selection of classic songs – each of which provide an entry point for rediscovering the overlooked stories and figures that populate America’s interwoven cultural lineage.

“I wanted this album to reflect a patchwork of music from the cities and the mountains, the fields and the rivers – from movies, to melodies that traversed oceans, centuries, cultures, and continents – sewn together with our collective heartstrings,” says singer-songwriter Paula Cole of the luminous American Quilt. Not just a geographical tapestry, the breathtaking collection is a cavalcade of blues, jazz, folk, pop, and gospel – with Cole’s remarkable voice the roadmap to Americana, jazz, and standards.

This time around, on her eleventh album, she has restricted her own writing to one stunning composition, the lyrically and sonically multilayered “Hidden in Plain Sight (I Dream).” “I had heard some historical stories regarding slave quilts, so I did some research and composed ‘Hidden in Plain Sight,’” Cole explains. “It is said that women artists created clues and secrets within their quilts and hung them in plain sight for other slaves seeking to flee to the Underground Railroad. The quilts served as education, guidance for the journey. And it was women’s work, so nobody paid any attention – and it was a radical act!”

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23 Comments

  1. Nancy Glassman on September 13, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Got Married at the Old Church. Would love to see Paula Cole in concert there.

  2. Jason Sauls on September 14, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Would love to see Paula Cole, never having caught her live before. Loved her ever since the first time I heard “I Am So Ordinary” on a sampler in the mid 90s!

  3. Carol Trekas on September 14, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Would love to go to this to celebrate my brand new marriage. thanks.

  4. Robert Gronotte on September 14, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed Paula’s music but never gotten a chance to see her live.

  5. Cory on September 15, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Going to church is cool

  6. Saffron on September 16, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Haven’t seen Paula Cole since Lilith Fair in the 90’s and haven’t ever had the opportunity to see music at the Old Church. Would love to see both. Thank you ☺️

  7. YB on September 16, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Paula cole is amazing live! Would love to see her!

  8. Maya on September 16, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve never had the chance to see her live! This would be a great chance to see her in an amazing venu!

  9. Lauri on September 16, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Wow, I’d love to see her show!

  10. Cath on September 16, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    This is going to be such a good show!

  11. Myki on September 16, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Oh! What a fantastic evening of great music this would
    be to hear in ” The Old Church Concert Hall ”
    with Paula Cole and Miko Marks.

  12. Scott Green on September 17, 2021 at 12:18 am

    I am a child of the 90s! Saw her at Lilith Fair 1997 and would love to relive it.

    • Poppy on September 23, 2021 at 3:34 pm

      Blues Jazz Folk Pop! It’s got everything!

  13. Molli Taylor on September 19, 2021 at 6:16 am

    i am a long time paula cole fan and i just love the acoustics at the old church! would love to attend!

  14. Tim on September 19, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Great night of music? I’m in……

  15. Andrea Bean on September 21, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Would so love to see Paula Cole! Have loved her a long time!! <3

  16. Glenn on September 21, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    I’d love to surprise my wife with a date night!

  17. Karl Michael Jacobson on September 21, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Yes! Please and thank you.

    • Robert Haley on September 22, 2021 at 6:17 am

      🤞🤞🤞Yes please…

  18. Carol on September 21, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Love blues, folk and pop. sounds fun.

  19. Carmen Iben on September 21, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    “This Fire” is the first cassette (aghhh!) I ever had – when I was just 4 years old. My sister and I listened to it endlessly together while growing up. It would be so special to see this show with her!

  20. Heather Roberts on September 21, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    I need a good patchwork quilt!

  21. Erica Rosser on September 22, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Yes, please! 🎶🎶🎶

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