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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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”.
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!”