I first saw Colbie Caillat on the Today Show over 10 years ago. She was playing her first solo hit single, “Bubbly.” I loved her pop/jazz/soft sound and I ran out and got her first CD, CoCo . I still love every song on that CD. I was surprised to see that she was coming to a small venue, the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead. Even on a week night, I was off to rediscover her and check out this music venue. What I discovered was great music delivered with a personal touch.
|Enjoying the show with my friend of 35 years|
Carnegie Music Hall, built in 1896 is beautiful, and with only 1,000 seats, every seat is great. This place reminded me of the Chicago Theater (see Day 154) where I saw Death Cab for Cutie. The hall was the perfect intimate place for her style.
She told a story prior to playing each song on her new CD, Malibu Sessions. You could tell that she loved this CD because it was a collaboration with the people she loved the most: her fiancé, her friend and co-song writer for the last 10 years, his wife, and their dogs. They were all positioned stage front, as if to say that they were all equal. The only exception was that the dog walked or sat wherever he wanted.
|Malibu Sessions tour|
My favorite story was the inspiration for the song “Curzin .” It evolved after watching children play on the beach naked and carefree. They thought, “why do we lose this stress free play as we get older” and tried to capture freedom in the song. This theme was just like my last post about the play, Finding Neverland (see Day 171), which is a story about tapping into our inner child.
|Street View of Music Hall- built 1896|
Colbie Caillat music http://www.last.fm/music/Colbie+Caillat
Music Hall http://www.librarymusichall.com/about/