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Basia Bulat

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Canadian singer/songwriter Basia Bulat became one of the indie world's most talked about newcomers with the release of her first full-length album, 2007's Oh, My Darling. Originally from Toronto, Bulat later resettled in the quieter community of London, Ontario, where she recorded a self-released EP in 2005. Her rich, expressive voice proved to be the ideal vehicle for her songs, which dealt with love and life with a combination of sadness and wonder, and her melodies were bolstered by a band that incorporated strings and keyboards along with the traditional drums and guitar. In 2006, producer Howard Bilerman -- best known for his work with the Arcade Fire -- took Bulat and her band into the studio to record her first full-length album; the result, Oh, My Darling, caught the ear of the esteemed U.K. label Rough Trade, which signed Bulat and released the disc in the spring of 2007, before she had a deal in Canada or the United States.

British reviews for Oh, My Darling were enthusiastic, and a tour of England and Europe impressed critics and fans alike. The Canadian independent label Hardwood Records (home to noted singer/songwriter Hayden) signed Bulat in the summer of 2007 and released Oh, My Darling the following fall. The album fared well in Bulat's homeland, where it was short-listed for Canada's Polaris Music Prize (an honor it lost to Caribou) and encouraged Bulat to continue touring. She remained on the road for several years, playing a slew of international dates while compiling material for her next album. Heart of My Own arrived in early 2010. Her home country began to recognize her as a national treasure, inviting her to participate in two sacred Canadian events: an appearance on Hockey Night in Canada in December of 2011, and in mid-2012, singing the national anthem at an Ottawa Senators baseball game. In October of 2013, Bulat issued her third album, Tall Tall Shadow, her first offering for Secret City Records.

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05.29.17 Frannz Berlin, BE Germany

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  • 03.19.17 Long live the king https://t.co/albNs2XMGV
  • 03.17.17 Kingston pals, see you tomorrow yeah?! https://t.co/wyqp0mWppb
  • 03.17.17 😎 https://t.co/vROm30toor
  • 03.09.17 Brilliant, beautiful and haunting - I have chills from watching this. Thank you @LidoPimienta https://t.co/SCDWYE1ZoX
  • 03.09.17 Ottawa friends there are a handful of tickets left for tomorrow night's show at @CanadasNAC ! https://t.co/Ef2mVrwY3k
  • 03.09.17 I love the @theluyas a lot a lot a lot, Montreal they are playing tomorrow!!! https://t.co/R0Z6dyFmOl
  • 03.08.17 My soundtrack for #IWD2017 https://t.co/MN6Ti9L6PJ
  • 03.08.17 Happy #IWD2017 sending love + power to all women/trans women/female-identifying today, and every day
  • 03.02.17 First show of the @sampatchmusic tour is tonight!!! At @barleritzpdb !!! A bientót mes amis! xo
  • 03.02.17 Thanks for stopping by, but mainly stay classy https://t.co/pSk5nAzb8b
  • 02.02.17 Toronto - if you need good energy and inspiration the @LidoPimienta show tonight at @agotoronto is for you ❤️ https://t.co/P7C0vx6UPs
  • 02.01.17 Hi dear London friends ✨ Happy to be joining @thestaves and many more at @BushstockFest this summer! 🎉 https://t.co/aav4PLy10h