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Basia Bulat

1984 -

Origin: Ontario, Canada

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Folk/Country, Pop

Canadian indie folk darling Basia Bulat is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and a singer-songwriter of rare breed. Born in 1984 into a musical family, Bulat learned piano from her mother, a music teacher, and later on tackled any instrument she could get a hold of. Her gorgeous alto voice, sometimes reminiscent of Tracy Chapman, was enough to convince influential UK label Rough Trade to sign her on in 2007, a breakthrough moment that unleashed her talents to the world with her debut album Oh, My Darling. Since releasing her debut in 2007, she has shared a stage with artists including Arcade Fire, The National, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Daniel Lanois, St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Destroyer and Andrew Bird. Juno nominated and short-listed for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, her songs have been adapted for major performances with symphony orchestras, and she’s been tapped for prestigious tributes to Leonard Cohen and The Band. Her sophomore album, Heart of My Own, was released in early 2010 to international praise. Tall Tall Shadow followed three years later. After moving to Montreal the following year, she released Good Advice in 2016, produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket.



  • Basia Bulat - Interview and performance
  • Basia Bulat - 2010 Concert

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