Basia Bulat

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Basia Bulat
Bulat, Basia (2008) 1.jpg
Basia Bulat performing with her autoharp in 2008
Background information
Born(1984-04-13) April 13, 1984 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OriginLondon, Ontario
GenresFolk
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, autoharp, hammered dulcimer, piano, ukelele, charango
Years active2004–present
LabelsRough Trade, Hardwood, Secret City
Websitebasiabulat.com
 
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Basia Bulat
Bulat, Basia (2008) 1.jpg
Basia Bulat performing with her autoharp in 2008
Background information
Born(1984-04-13) April 13, 1984 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OriginLondon, Ontario
GenresFolk
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, autoharp, hammered dulcimer, piano, ukelele, charango
Years active2004–present
LabelsRough Trade, Hardwood, Secret City
Websitebasiabulat.com

Basia Bulat (born April 13, 1984) /ˈbɒʃə bˈlɒt/,[1][2] is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter. She is known for performing with an autoharp.[3]

Career[edit]

Bulat grew up in Etobicoke, Ontario[2] where her mother was a music teacher[4] who taught piano and guitar. She is an honorary member of Ontario's "Polonia" Polish community.[5] She has said the radio at home was permanently tuned to an oldies station.[6] “I don’t think I realised the radio had more than one station until I was 11 or 12,” Basia Bulat says.[7] She attended the University of Western Ontario where she received a degree in English;[8] she also took some classes with Olenka Krakus, also of Polish descent, of the band Olenka and the Autumn Lovers.[9] While a student there, she was coaxed by friends into opening for Julie Doiron[10] and soon gained a local following.[2]

She released an independent EP in 2005 and was subsequently signed to Rough Trade Records, which released her full-length debut album, Oh, My Darling in April 2007. The album was later released in Canada by Hayden's Hardwood Records.

Her singles "Snakes and Ladders", "Little One" and "I Was a Daughter" have been playlisted on CBC Radio 3 while various tracks have received airplay on college radio in Canada and the United States. Her album Oh, My Darling made the short list for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize.[11]

Bulat has toured across Canada, the U.S., Europe; in June 2008, she ventured to Australia. She played the 2008 Dawson City Music Festival in the Yukon. Bulat cited the week she spent in the quiet and remote location as an inspiration for her songwriting.[12]

Her second album, Heart of My Own, was released by Rough Trade Records in the US and in Canada via Secret City Records on January 26, 2010.[13]

Bulat appeared on Hockey Night in Canada on December 10, 2011, during which she sang the Canadian national anthem at an Ottawa Senators game at Scotiabank Place (now the Canadian Tire Centre).[14]

On September 30, 2013, Bulat released her third album Tall Tall Shadow worldwide via Secret City Records.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Other media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harewood, Adrian (18 January 2008). "Basia Bulat interview". All in a Day. CBO-FM (CBC Radio One Ottawa). 
  2. ^ a b c Reaney, James (29 January 2010). "A Heart at home: Basia Bulat’s second album, Heart of My Own, is earning raves". London Free Press. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  3. ^ "CANOE -- JAM! Music - Artists - Bulat, Basia: Basia Bulat keeping autoharp alive". jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  4. ^ Denis Armstrong (2009-09-10). "Basia Bulat found heart on road". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  5. ^ Mikaela Davis (2007-10-04). "Honest, modest and lucky: Basia Bulat tells us how it is". media.www.thestrand.ca. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  6. ^ Alexander Varty (2007-10-18). "Beautiful Basia Bulat is the real thing". www.straight.com. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  7. ^ http://www.maplemusic.com/artists/bas/bio.asp
  8. ^ "Western students among nominees in CHRW album contest". communications.uwo.ca. Retrieved 2010-08-01>date= 2007-12-5. 
  9. ^ "Feature Interview: Basia Bulat". Ca Va Cool, January 24, 2010.
  10. ^ "Hour.ca - Music - Basia Bulat". www.hour.ca. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  11. ^ "CBC News - Music - The final 10". cbc.ca. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  12. ^ Rabinovitch, Simona. "Basia Bulat Finds Inspiration in Silence of Canadian North". Spinner. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  13. ^ "Basia Bulat Second Album Set For January Release". chartattack.com, September 17, 2009.
  14. ^ "Ottawa Senators Official Website". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  15. ^ AMC » Music From Every Night at 8 » Basia Bulat

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