Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat will perform at Luther College Sunday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Regents Center Main Gym.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $27, available at the Luther Box Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or email@example.com, open Monday-Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; extended hours Thursdays: open until 7 p.m.
Armed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, Caillat and her homespun music continue to resonate with loyal listeners and win new fans.
In 2006, with no marketing push and only the power of the music behind her, Caillat became a sensation on the social networking site myspace.com.
Caillat's first album "CoCo," released in 2007, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart and remained in the top 20 of the chart more than half a year after the CD's release. Her hit song "Bubbly" spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart and four weeks atop the Adult Contemporary chart. "Bubbly" was certified platinum with sales of more than 2.6 million downloads.
Caillat released her second album "Breakthrough" in 2009 and recently released "All of You" in 2011.
USA Today declared Caillat a vital part of "a new wave of troubadours luring fans of all ages into a peaceful, easy feeling." The national newspaper puts her in the company of other platinum plus artists including Sara Bareilles, Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz.
Caillat told USA Today, "[my] songs are optimistic and bright. I grew up in southern California and Hawaii. The lifestyle was laid back and I listened to mellow, positive music, like Bob Marley and Jack Johnson. So I think that's all inside me. I'm happy, and that gets expressed in my music."
For more information about Caillat, visit her website at www.colbiecaillat.com/colbie.
The concert is sponsored by the Luther Student Activities Council Concert Committee.