Along with Sarah MacLachlan and Tori Amos, singer-songwriter Paula Cole is emblematic of the ethereal, female-artist-dominated Lilith Fair tours of the 1990s. Her biggest-selling album is This Fire, which contains the Top 20 hits “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want to Wait” and turned 20 last year. Cole is currently on the road in celebration of that landmark, as well as the release of her newest album, Ballads, and the tour will bring her to the Egg on October 21.
Raised in Rockport, Massachusetts, Cole got her first big break when she was tapped by Peter Gabriel to appear on his 1993-1994 tour. Her first album, Harbinger, appeared in 1994, but it was the combination of This Fire and Lilith Fair that cemented her arrival and led to a 1998 Grammy for Best New Artist.
In 1997, she performed “I Don’t Want to Wait” on “Late Night with David Letterman”:
Paula Cole will appear at the Egg in Albany, New York, on October 21 at 8pm. Tickets are $29.50. For more information, call (518) 473-1845 or visit http://www.theegg.org/.