originally from Ithaca, NY
. Has released 3 albums: 1993
's This Fire
, and 1999
. Best known from her 1997 hits "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?
" and "I Don't Want To Wait
" which was co-opted as the theme song
for the hit WB
drama Dawson's Creek
(Paula herself is a WB recording artist.) She also performed backing vocals
on Peter Gabriel
's Secret World Live
tour and has toured with Lilith Fair
She has an incredibly powerful voice and can put together a good tune. She's also an excellent live performer--I saw her open for Sarah McLachlan once, and met her at a WXPN singer-songwriter festival. She had a habit of tapping out the beat on her thigh, and was wearing shorts at this event, which exposed a huge bruise from where she had been doing this, probably for months.
I think I liked her first album the best, the second one has some better individual songs, and the third one is still very good, but straying away from the things I like the most. Worth getting anyway.