Friday, August 10
Gates 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm
Armed with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, Colbie Caillat and her homespun music continue to resonate with listeners and win 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.
Beloved by fans for his soulful vocals, freewheeling melodies, and earthy charm, Gavin DeGraw has enjoyed success since breaking through in 2003 with his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” He followed that up with his self-titled second album, which debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart. After releasing 2009’s Free, a gift to fans clamoring for recorded versions of his live favorites, Gavin decided it was time to shake things up. On Gavin’s new album Sweeter, the New York native experimented with new sounds, thanks, in part, to collaborating with a host of top-notch producers he wanted to work with for a while, including fellow groove-minded piano player OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé, Adele), Butch Walker (Weezer, Avril Lavigne), Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos), and Ron Aniello (Barenaked Ladies, Matt Nathanson).