Caillat, Reeves Featured Performers for Clarion’s CampusFest

CLARION – Tickets for the 2008 Clarion University CampusFest featuring Colbie Caillat and Jason Reeves are now on sale.

The University Activities Board sponsored concert is April 26 in Tippin Gymnasium. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Clarion University students with a valid identification card and $25 for the public. All tickets are $25 the day of the show.

Caillat is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Malibu, Calif. She is best known for her recent hit “Bubbly.” Her 2007 album, Coco, gained platinum status.

She began singing with serious intent at the age of 11 after hearing Lauryn Hill’s version of Killing Me Softly. But it wasn’t 19 that she took up the acoustic guitar, writing her first song after her very first lesson. She found two key collaborators in Mikal Blue, who hired her when she was 15 to sing some songs he’d written for a fashion show, and singer/songwriter Jason Reeves. Together, they helped to craft the songs on “Coco.”

Once she had songs, she put a few of them on MySpace. Nothing much happened until she wrote Bubbly and it got a huge reaction. The song made her the number one unsigned artist on MySpace for four successive months. Record labels started courting her and her music career started.

Reeves is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Iowa City, Iowa who produces songs from the acoustic, alternative and folk genres. His fourth and newest CD, “Hearts and Magnets” features band members from Five for Fighting, Alanis Morisette, One Republic and more.

In eleven months, Jason went from being an unknown musician to having his songs reach number one on MySpace, number one album on iTunes and a Top 5 Billboard Album debut, thanks to his collaborations with Caillat. His own material has taken him to number one in folk on Myspace.

The Bravery will be the opening band for the duo. The band released its self-titled premier album in 2005. Since that time they have toured the world and had two international hit songs–“An Honest Mistake” and “Unconditional.”

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