Paula Cole

Events

Apr 12 Fri
Paula Cole6:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Apr 12 Fri
Paula Cole8:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
“It is truly my time now, at 50.” – Paula Cole.
Paula Cole releases Ballads, a twenty-song collection of American jazz and folk classics from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.  It is dedicated to her father, Jim Cole.

Paula Cole is the voice behind Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Live, hits “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” “I Don’t Want To Wait”, and the brave, brazen double platinum album, This Fire.  Cole has infused wit and poetry in seven albums of original work over a twenty-plus-year-career.  In performance, Cole gives of herself, to such a degree that she elicits tears and gasps and goose bumps from audiences.  In her lyrics, she writes of inner life, of redemption, a woman’s perspective; of social justice.As the first woman in history to solely produce and receive the Best Producer Grammy nomination for her work, This Fire, Cole broke boundaries with a searcher’s spirit.   Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat Live Music club and Restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.

  • All ticket prices are based on per person.
  • Dinner is served in all sections.
  • Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.
  • Every Ticket does get a seat in area purchased.
  • Our Seating Policy is  First Come, First Seated, not Reserved.
  • We recommend arriving before or close to door time to get best choice of seating. 
  • We do not have a standing room only section
  • Pairs are sat across from each other, not next to each other.
  • No Refunds. No professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • Ear Plugs are available for free at the Box Office
  • Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office.
  • A portion of all ticket fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.
  • Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online


“Sapphire” Booth Seating: Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons
Our premier level of seating! Booths are only sold as four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (Seating is dark blue color on map)

“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating: Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Seating is light blue on map)

Standard Side Table Seating: Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ or with 21+ may sit at bar):

Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).

1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559

Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm, Sun 1 hr before doors)

Paula Cole

“It is truly my time now, at 50.” – Paula Cole.
More beautiful than ever, in a twenty-plus-year-career, Paula Cole releases Ballads, a twenty-song collection of American jazz and folk classics from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.  It is dedicated to her father, Jim Cole.
Cole started as a jazz singer and now returns, at nearly 50 years of age, to pay homage to her first love of jazz and folk. A self-described “mother and human being first” Cole is a timeless voice not only in song, but for those who have felt pain, and who still stand shining light, against all odds.  With a voice that is big, rich and gorgeous, a mind that is intelligent, and a heart that transforms suffering into beauty, Paula Cole sings for our enlightenment, for our souls.
Ballads is a journey to Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan, to John Coltrane and Nina Simone, to Bobbie Gentry and Nancy Wilson, sung by a stunning Paula Cole we’ve not yet heard.
Start pouring the fine wine.  Some things get better with age.
Paula Cole is the voice behind Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Live, hits “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” “I Don’t Want To Wait”, and the brave, brazen double platinum album, This Fire.  Cole has infused wit and poetry in seven albums of original work over a twenty-plus-year-career.  In performance, Cole gives of herself to such a degree that she elicits tears and gasps and goose bumps from audiences.  In her lyrics, she writes of inner life, of redemption, a woman’s perspective; of social justice.
As the first woman in history to solely produce and receive the Best Producer Grammy nomination for her work, This Fire, Cole broke boundaries with a searcher’s spirit. Recently Paula is celebrating the 20th anniversary of This Fire, and will be performing This Fire in its entirety at select concerts. She has released a new video of “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?”, and a 20th anniversary-memento-live album entitled This Bright Red Feeling.
From a small town Rockport, Massachusetts, Paula was raised in a musical family, learning standards that would eventually become Ballads. She attended Berklee College of Music as a jazz singer, graduated in 1990, fervently writing and recording her original work. In 1993, Peter Gabriel heard her then-unreleased debut album Harbinger and invited Cole to join his Secret World Live tour.  While touring internationally with Gabriel, Cole’s Harbinger debuted in 1994 to critical acclaim. She toured non-stop and released her second album, 1997’s This Fire for which she won the Grammy for Best New Artist along with seven nominations.  Cole led the pack at Lilith Fair’s opening years, and in 1999, followed her muse to release Amen, a genre-crossing, social-spiritual album to diverse audiences.
After a seven-year hiatus to raise her daughter Sky, who battled childhood asthma, Cole returned to her “second, more authentic career” releasing five more albums, Courage (2007), Ithaca (2010), Raven (2013), 7 (2015), and This Bright Red Feeling (2016), touring consistently over the last decade.
                Cole walks her path with her fans, writing out her life, sharing her connection at concerts and over social media. Cole’s compositions have been covered by a diverse range of artists (jazz legend Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, Katherine McPhee, JoJo, hip-hop duo THEY), she has sold approximately three million albums, performed with icons such as Peter Gabriel, Dolly Parton, Herbie Hancock, Emmylou Harris, Amy Lee of Evanescence, Burt Bacharach, Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, and currently has over four hundred thousand monthly listeners on Spotify. With a loyal fan base who appreciate the depth of her catalog, the loving artist-fan relationship, and the wisdom earned through pain, tears and joy, Cole is proud to go independently on her own label, 675 Records.
Cole is now Professor at her alma mater Berklee College of Music, between tours and albums.She continues to write, produce, record and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music that defies categorization.
 
“An extraordinary songwriter with a gorgeous voice” – Rolling Stone
“A Fantastic Artist” – Herbie Hancock
“Paula is an original voice both in what she is saying and how she is saying it” – Peter Gabriel
 
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