Edmonton is lucky to be hosting an incredibly talented Canadian singer/songwriter, Basia Bulat, at a intimate venue. She'll be playing at Avenue Theatre on November 30th, and you should check her out. Tickets are only $20 in advance!
Basia has been nominated for a Juno Award and short-listed for the Polaris Prize. She has shared the stage with such notable bands as The National, St. Vincent, Beirut, Tuneyards, Arcade Fire and Nick Cave, and was invited to perform one of Leonard Cohen’s songs on the occasion of him being awarded the Glenn Gould Prize.
Take a listen to her first single from her new album, Tall, Tall Shadow:
She was kind enough to answer a few questions about her music and Edmonton:
When did you fall in love with music?
I’ve been around music from a very young age – my mom was a classical piano and guitar teacher and I learned piano at the age of 3. It’s always been in my blood.
Where do you find inspiration for your songwriting?
Right now, I find the only thing I can do is write from my own life and my own experiences.
What is something about yourself that might surprise your fans? (hidden talents, hobbies, strange food addictions, etc.)
I have a large collection of organs and keyboards, much to the chagrin of my mother as many of them are stored at her place right now!
Do you have any advice for Edmontonians who want to grow their career in music?
Follow your own path!
What is your favourite thing to do in Edmonton when you're here?
I have a few friends in town so I'm always happy to get to spend time with them, and of course there's the river valley!