In My Brain Today: “Acoustic Guitars and Dusky Vocals”

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By Leslie Lindsay

Lately I have been listening to one of my favorite music artists belt out the tunes.  I don’t know why, but the music of Colbie Caillat seems so full, rich, and well…autumnal.  Maybe it’s just the season that has got me duped thinking the music itself is also fall-like, but I kid you not, the music just feels like fall.

I love her lyrics, her buttery sounding voice soothe over the words like a balm healing the broken-hearted soul.  She sings from experience, or so it seems.  I can clearly see the sunshine day, the boy she is gonna let go because he’s hooked on someone else….and the bestfriends who are lovers.  So, this disc (okay, not the disc, but the digital version)  has been spinning in my iPod-playing stereo for about a week non-stop.  It’s great background music and it sort of gives one the illusion that the music is one’s own personal soundtrack.

So, I had to do a little cyber-stalking on Ms. Callait…here goes: 

  • She was born Colbie Marie Caillat in 1985 (geesh, I feel old) in Malibu, California.  That makes her 26.
  • Her dad was a co- producer of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors (1977) and Tusk (1979).  Hummm…I like Fleetwood Mac, too
  • She started out taking piano lessons, but wasn’t really “into” them until she got much older.  She only started the acoustic guitar when she as 19….and that is what I think of when I think of Colbie Caillat, not so much the piano.
  • Her debut album, Coco (a nickname she earned a little one from her parents) came out in 2007.  Seems she’s been around forever…or could it be that I couldn’t imagine life without her soulful sounds?  But really, it’s only been a few years.


Colbie Caillat performing in 2009 (image from Wikipedia)

Here’s a link to her website with images, songs, and video….http://www.colbiecaillat.com/home

And that is what is in my brain, today Thursday October 13, 2011. 

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