Colbie Caillat at Horseshoe 

Colbie Caillat comes to Horsehoe Tunica on Thursday, September 11th. Caillat had a head start on most everybody who writes and sings songs. Caillat grew up in California in the home where her dad, Ken Caillat, was mixing sound for some of the biggest names in popular music history. Her father's clients included Lee "Scratch" Perry, Michael Jackson, .38 Special, Mungo Jerry, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Harry Chapin, Taj Mahal, and, most notably, Fleetwood Mac, whose smash albums Tusk and Rumors were mixed in part at the Caillat residence. Not a bad place from which to launch a music career.

Colbie has made a name for herself, too. She sang at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Is there a more prestigious gig? If there is, write it down and mail it to me and to her manager. In the meantime, we're impressed. She also sang at the 2013 World Series, which, admittedly, is not the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, but she shouldn't feel bad about it.

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"Bubbly" was her debut hit. You know it even if you think you don't. And if you listen to it for reference you will find that it is a mutant earworm that will write itself into your DNA. It's also one of the best sounding pop records in recent memory. That's no surprise, but it is refreshing. There was once an era of cravenly commercial masterfully produced popular music. These days music is compromised to fit the file transfer and the earbud, compressed and cheap sounding. For a major pop hit, "Bubbly" rides that line between acoustical integrity (acoustic guitar and drums that sound inviting) and the market (license-friendly lady pop).

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