Michael Bialas: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Paula Cole Keeps Burning Efficiently
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Two years before the official birth of Lilith Fair, my introduction to Paula Cole came through her solid connection to Sarah McLachlan.
If the idea on a celebration of women in music hadn't yet been born, it certainly must have been conceived. Cole seemed like McLachlan's edgier, rebellious kid sister, willing to take chances with her theatricality and a booming, operatic voice that had the power to break glass.
Cole opened shows for McLachlan in those early years, including a performance on March 8, 1995, at the Paramount Theatre in Denver that I paid $20 to see. (At right, a colorized version of the original Cole black-and-white publicity photo available at that show, a cherished memento from a collection that includes a dusty copy of her debut CD, 1995's Harbinger.)
Along the way, there was resistance from concert promoters to allow two strong, skilled women on the same bill, so McLachlan took matters into her own capable hands.
Their ability to seduce and al
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