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Colbie Caillat coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater




The last time we saw Colbie Caillat, she was appearing at this year's star-studded Taste of Pinellas festival in St. Petersburg. Our own Sean Daly got chatty with her beforehand, and then she visited All Children's Hospital, and then she put on a typically sunny and harmonious show at Vinoy Park.

Yep, she charmed the 'Burg, all right. So we're happy to learn we won't have to wait before we see her again.

Caillat will bring hits like Bubbly, I Do, Begin Again and Brighter Than The Sun to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Oct. 27. Andy Grammer will open the show. Tickets are $30-$40, and will go onsale Friday at noon. Click here for details.

It should be a fun show. Here's what we wrote about her performance at Taste of Pinellas:

It's a shame that last year's Lilith Fair festival got canceled, because there may be no modern artist better suited for Lilith than Caillat. She performed two songs from her upccoming album, All Of You, and both called to mind female singers and bands from a decade or more ago: Upcoming single Brighter Than The Sun, which had elements of early-'90s alt-pop like the Sundays or Indigo Girls; and alt-countryish track Shadow, which had touches of Kathleen Edwards and Fleetwood Mac.

Everything Caillat sang sounded great, and was aided by a crackerjack band behind her, providing excellent harmonies. Caillat was a catch for the festival, because she'll be playing theaters -- if not even larger venues -- for a long, long time to come in the future.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

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