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 fifty 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.