Basia Bulat with Hannah GeorgasThe Arts and Culture Centre
Presented by the Arts & Culture Centre in partnership with MIGHTYPOP.
With an electrifying voice and lyrics like silver arrowheads, Basia Bulat has become one of Canada’s most conspicuous talents.
Juno nominated and shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, she often appears solo in gigantic halls, winning over crowds with an autoharp or charango, stomping feet, and two mighty lungs.
Her massive talent has also been recognized at scale: 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.
Since releasing her debut album 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.
Bulat was born in Toronto and grew up listening to her mother’s piano students, Sam Cooke and Stax on the oldies station. In early 2016 she released, “Good Advice”, produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
Opening for Bulat in St. John’s is acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Hannah Georges. Over two full-length albums, 2010’s This is Good and her 2012 self-titled follow-up, she’s traversed a carefully constructed soundscape that never fails to surprise. Georgas has an endless capacity for crafting textured pop songs that confound expectation. Since her debut release, the Toronto-based musician has won numerous awards and racked up multiple nominations, including four Juno nods, for everything from Best New Artist to Songwriter of the Year. Georgas has toured the world, sharing stages with the likes of Kathleen Edwards, City and Colour, and Sara Bareilles, playing everywhere from Madison Square Gardens to the LA Greek Theatre. Georgas’ music has also been featured on HBO’s hit show, Girls.