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Colbie Caillat at Cannery


Colbie Caillat’s cool, breezy voice with its temperate pop trill conjures the idyllic “70 degrees and sunny” vibe of her Malibu home. More Blossom than The Hills, Caillat offers familiar relational tropes—trying to make him “Realize,” holding on for all “The Little Things,” craving “Oxygen” to speak her heart—that her easy-going delivery humanizes, making them sweet rather than saccharine. “Bubbly,” her nose-crinkling ode to love, launched her MySpace profile to the top of the heap, leading to her association with Universal. On last year’s debut Coco, Caillat sounds like Joss Stone trapped in Carly Simon’s body: She lacks Stone’s incredible pipes but captures her gentle warmth, imbuing the soul-pop with the relaxed acoustic atmosphere of a ‘70s Cali singer-songwriter. It earned her an AMA nomination as 2008 Breakthrough Artist.
Wed., Dec. 10, 9 p.m., 2008

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