bergenPAC Presents Singer/Songwriter Colbie Caillat, 3/25
Don't miss Colbie Caillat at bergenPAC on Monday March 25th at 8PM. Colbie Caillat is an American pop singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Malibu, California. She debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles "Bubbly" and "Realize". In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, in August 2009. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. She was also part of the group that won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammys for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift's Fearless album. Caillat has sold over six million albums worldwide and sold over 10 million singles. In 2009, she was named Billboard magazine's 94th-best-selling music artist of the 2000-2009 decade. In 2011, she released her third studio album All of You. On October 23, 2012 she released her first Christmas album Christmas in the Sand.
Armed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, Colbie Caillat and her homespun music continue to resonate with listeners and win new fans. Little more than a year after the release of her nearly double platinum debut album "CoCo," Caillat has so quickly made such an enduring impact that USA Today declared the California girl 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 like Sara Bareilles, Caillat's musical hero Jack Johnson, and her good friend and duet partner, Jason Mraz.
As 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." When she's not on stage, she usually can be found with guitar in hand, writing. "That's what I do for fun. I [get] together with Jason Reeves and Mikal Blue, and we put songs down on tape."
She already has a number of songs ready for her next full length album and she promises they will reflect the amazing journey she continues to take as a young woman and an increasingly accomplished artist-mistakes and joys included-or as she laughingly put it: "I'm  and I'm still learning."