KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS
Paula Cole, Naomi Psalm
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.
An honest sound that stirs yearning. Soft anthems that are neither complacent or defiant. Songs that feel like silence held in a gorgeous roar. These are the emotions written into every line singer-songwriter Naomi Psalm pens. Naomi, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida native, would cut her teeth on bass and travel internationally (Taiwan, Thailand,England, Malaysia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Germany, France, Denmark and Indonesia) beginning at age 19. Naomi went on to tour the North West as a singer/songwriter for several years, and in 2011, released her 4th CD STARE. Naomi Psalm fronts the veteran combination of Rob Hill (bass), Mike Tetro (drums) and Dan Costellojjj (guitar). On this record the quartet is aptly supported by the alt/pop-fusion stylings of producer/musician/songwriter and Philadelphia native Dammien "Dame" Alexander.