Joy to the World Announces Two Nights with Vocalist Paula Cole.

Oct 19, 2018

Pianist Bob Thompson returns with 26th edition of Joy to the World, featuring guest-vocalist Paula Cole.

Pianist Bob Thompson continues his annual holiday tradition with two shows, Thursday Dec. 13 and Friday Dec. 14, featuring special guest Paula Cole. Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Joy to the World is heard nationally on radio stations across the country, and seen on the television networks of WVPB. The concerts will once again emanate from the Culture Center Theater on the state capitol grounds in Charleston, WV.

This year's guest-vocalist for Joy to the World is platinum selling singer and songwriter Paula Cole.

This modern jazz concert celebrates holiday favorites, new and old, performed by WV Music Hall of Fame member Thompson and his band, Doug Payne on saxophone, Timothy Courts on drums, Ryan Kennedy on guitar and John Inghram on bass. Platinum selling vocalist Paula Cole, known for her hits “I Don’t Want to Wait,” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone,” will be the featured vocalist. Her most recent release “Ballads”, a twenty-song collection of American jazz and folk classics from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, finds her paying homage to her first love of jazz and folk music.

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.

The Culture Center Theater is the home of Bob Thompson's Joy to the World.
Credit Kayln Cole

Night One:
Joy to the World with Bob Thompson feat. Paula Cole
Thursday December 13, 2018
Culture Center Theater – State Capitol Grounds
Greenbrier & Washington Streets Charleston, WV

Doors 7:30pm Show 8pm

All Seats General Admission
Advance Tickets: $25
Day of Show: $30

Available online, 877.987.6487 or locally at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Charleston, WV.

Night Two:

Joy to the World with Bob Thompson feat. Paula Cole
Friday December 14, 2018
Culture Center Theater – State Capitol Grounds
Greenbrier & Washington Streets Charleston, WV
Doors 7:30pm Show 8pm

All Seats General Admission
Advance Tickets: $25
Day of Show: $30
Available online, 877.987.6487 or locally at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Charleston, WV.

Joy to the World is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Broadcast times for the radio and television versions of the show will be announced soon.