CSA and Kaleidescope Productions present: Basia Bulat
March 18 - February 18
Basia Bulat hails from 'the forest city' of London, Ontario, where she found her songs and stories dangling from the trees. She managed to coax them down to the ground with sweet ragtime piano melodies, tender-hearted string arrangements, and a voice that has been compared to Elyse Weinberg and Leslie Feist. Together with her backing band, Basia has been bringing her unique blend of folk and chamber pop to audiences across Canada.
Nearly all the songs on her most recent release Heart of My Own were written while on the road: traveling between cities, crossing the Canadian prairies, searching for a place to stop in the Nevada desert, trailing through the Smoky Mountains, standing in the bright dusk of a summer night in the Yukon. Perhaps most surprising was the strong influence her short time in the Yukon had on this album. Basia spent five days and nights in Dawson City, where for the first time she experienced true silence. “I felt my mind was overwhelmed with ideas. It had been a long-time dream of mine to make it to the Yukon, so to finally accomplish that, and for it to be possible because of my music, was also a very overwhelming thing.”
Basia demonstrates how to play the Autoharp.
Basia performs a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR.
Basia Bulat has been nominated for a Juno Award in the Best New Artist Category.
A presentation of your Central Student Association & Kaleidoscope Promotions
Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. West
Friday, March 18
$18 general | $14 UoG student adv.
Tickets available at Ground Floor Music (Quebec St.) and at the CSA office (UC RM 274).