Colbie Caillat

Ah, MySpace: arbiter of viral videos, purveyor of procrastinating memes, and, of course, launch pad for up-and-coming young artists. Perhaps the greatest success story of that last function of late is Colbie Caillat. The 22-year-old blues-folk singer earned a small shout-out in Rolling Stone, quickly generated over 15 million song plays (which made her the site's number-one unsigned artist for a solid four months), and then secured a record deal with Universal Republic. Though Caillat isn't exactly a rags-to-riches tale (father Ken was an audio engineer for Fleetwood Mac, among others), her online pull is still impressive. With a fuzzy alto warble reminiscent of Joss Stone and plucky acoustic guitar styling à la Jack Johnson, her gentle, beachy style isn't the typical stuff of which internet sensations are made. Could Caillat's success signal the end of emo? Only MySpace will tell. With Trevor Hall. 18+.
Tue., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., 2007

 
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