Vocalist and guitarist Colbie Caillat will perform a solo acoustic show Nov. 10 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Weekend.
Caillat performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $100 and $75; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Armed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, Caillat’s homespun music resonates with listeners. Caillat’s rise to star status began with the release of her first single “Bubbly” in 2007, capturing a generation’s imagination and becoming one of the best-selling digital tracks of all time.
Little more than a year after the release of her nearly double-platinum debut album “CoCo,” Caillat has quickly made such an enduring impact that USA Today declared the Southern Californian 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 such other platinum artists as Sara Bareilles, Caillat’s musical hero Jack Johnson and her good friend and duet partner, Jason Mraz.
Her follow-up album, “Breakthrough,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and Caillat was honored with four Grammy nominations and two wins for her collaborations with Taylor Swift and Mraz. Her third album, “All of You,” was released in 2011 to critical acclaim and commercial success.
Caillat has performed the national anthem for the 2011 NFL season kickoff game and at the 2010 Nobel Peace Concert in Oslo, Norway. She performs charitable work with the Surfrider Foundation, Save the Music and the Humane Society, for which she has recently become a spokesperson.
Caillat’s performance replaces Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season schedule.
Caillat’s performance is part of a Homecoming Week Sesquicentennial Celebration Nov. 10-13 that includes reunions, a parade, football game and much more. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/homecoming to learn more. North Central College’s yearlong Sesquicentennial Celebration commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes on Nov. 11, 1861, and the College’s role in helping to shape the fabric of the Naperville community. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/150 to learn more.