Sunday, May 21, 2017 7:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
SPACE, Evanston, IL
"Breathtaking...absolutely incredible" is how BBC London's Gaby Roslin described a recent live performance by Callaghan.
Originally from the UK Callaghan moved to the USA in summer 2010 to record and tour with Grammy-Nominee Shawn Mullins and has been playing live and building her audience ever since.
Playing piano and guitar she delivers a stunning vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions which are part of everyone’s lives.
A long-time Shawn Mullins fan, she contacted the Atlanta singer-songwriter through MySpace and, after being knocked out by her music, he agreed to produce her debut album. She left her London digs and boarded a plane headed for the American South. Life in Full Colour was tracked in and around Atlanta and released in summer 2012 to a great reaction. The Huffington Post described it as “joyful listening”, while InLiveMusic says “Callaghan’s voice is stunning, clear and perfect for the story telling of her songs”
Since then Callaghan has been on the road touring with artists including Shawn Mullins, Ed Kowalczyk, Matthew Perryman-Jones and headlining her own shows all across the USA.
Her most recent studio album, A History of Now, was entirely fan funded via Pledge Music and produced in Nashville by Dennis Matkosky. Since its release in April 2015 it's earned praise on both sides of the pond. BBC Radio 2 have playlisted three singles from the record and Daytrotter and Sirius XM's Coffee House station have featured her live in session.
The next chapter of Callaghan's US journey has taken her to LA where she's just recorded the first of 3 EPs which she'll release over the coming year, starting with The Other Side in June.
At her spring shows Callaghan will be playing new songs from those forthcoming EPs as well as favorites from her previous records. Reviewing her recent Nashville show US magazine No Depression said "her extraordinary voice truly sets the music apart...nothing short of stunning".