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Paula Cole with special guest Mark Erelli About:Paula Cole WebsiteThis Spring 2015 Paula Cole releases 7."Music has the tiniest hands, working their way into people's hearts, eliciting empathy, changing hearts and minds." Paula ColeWith her seventh studio album over a two-decade-long career, Paula Cole has created "7, writing out her life, touching emotion."7 is a collection of songs that came suddenly and urgently. The songs demanded to be written and released, as if my subconscious needed to reach out to me; to tell me all I was going through. I recorded this album live, as an acoustic quartet. It sounds like a soft, soulful album made in the 1960's and the songs speak for themselves."Featuring Cole's original band members/musical soul mates Jay Bellerose and Kevin Barry, with upright bassist Dennis Crouch complementing the bottom-end, 7 is about the songs. Im very proud of it. These are entirely live performances, no overdubs by the band. The only overdubs are my background vocals, and my requisite Alfred Hitchcock appearance, my clarinet", laughs Cole. Very intimate.Paula graduated from Berklee College of Music where she is now Professor, has a background in jazz, receiving her first record deal from a jazz label in 1990 (which she declined in order to continue writing her original work.) She is loyal to her loving fans and is happy being an independent artist on her own 675 Records label, free to make music in her "second career", her "more authentic career."Cole is a supporter of women, animals and the environment, performing for charities on a yearly basis. She is the first woman in Grammy history to be solely nominated as Best Producer, has been nominated for 7 Grammys, winning Best New Artist of 1997. Her songs have been covered by diverse artists (Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, Jo Jo, Katherine McPhee etc.), featured on numerous television shows (The Voice, Charmed, Dawson's Creek etc.) featured in many movies, commercials. Paula Cole's songs live on in the hearts of the public, and the radio waves of the world. They are classic and timeless, they live on as their own entities, even when Cole stayed away from the spotlight to raise her daughter for a 7 year period.From her jazz, rock and soul roots, sophisticated writing and production, her touring/collaboration with Peter Gabriel's "Secret World Live", her Grammy-winning solo recording, to her feminism, deep musicianship, close relationship to fans and exceptional live shows, Paula Cole is complex and defies any one category. Her undeniably authentic voice simply allows the songs to speak for themselves.FACEBOOK || TWITTER/p>Mark Erelli WebsiteThe subtle vocal and instrumental nuances that Erelli has embraced on this tribute set are simply jaw-dropping. No DepressionIn life, the moments when it all comes together sneak up on you. For singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Mark Erelli, that moment happened one random afternoon in his basement studio. While cutting a few Bill Morrissey songs to work on his recording chops, Erelli ended up recording a profound album that encapsulates his life in music. This September he issues this creative milestone, Milltowns, a loving tribute to his late musical hero Bill Morrissey.There are a lot of different themes at play on this album, Erelli says. The student carrying on after the teacher is gone; me being the same age now that Bill was when he made my favorite albums of his; the nature of folk music being a passed down heritage; and the fact that this project weaves together my work as a solo artist, sideman and producer.FACEBOOK || TWITTER
Label: July Music, Emphasis Music / EEG Inc
Bio: Amy Lowe is a multi award winning singer, songwriter, and storyteller. She has over 20 years experience as a performer in clubs, concert venues, theaters, festivals, coffeehouses, museums, historical societies, schools, libraries, galleries, pubs, and community centers throughout the world. She i...See Full Bio
"Simple pleasures can be pleasant indeed, as exemplified in this sweet, unassuming acoustic album (I Like Gum) from Chicago singer-songwriter Amy Lowe."