BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Basia Bulat

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Basia Bulat

Twin Limb

Wed, March 30, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00 - $14.00

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Basia Bulat
Basia Bulat
Basia Bulat has become one of Canada's most conspicuous talents. Since releasing her debut in 2007, Bulat has shared a stage with artists including Arcade Fire, The National, Nick Cave, Daniel Lanois, St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Destroyer, Tune-Yards, The Tallest Man On Earth, and Andrew Bird. She often appears solo in gigantic halls, winning over crowds with an autoharp or charango, stomping feet, two mighty lungs. But 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.

Bulat was born in Toronto. She grew up listening to her mother's piano students, to Sam Cooke and Stax on the oldies station, later falling in love with Odetta, Stevie Nicks, Sandy Denny and Abner Jay. Although she emerged as part of Ontario's indie folk scene, befriending members of Ohbijou, Timber Timbre and Great Lake Swimmers, her first three records were recorded in Montreal. The first two, 2007's Oh My Darling and 2010's Heart Of My Own, were made with producer Howard Bilerman, an engineer who was then better known for noisy punk-rock albums, while 2013's Juno- and Polaris- nominated Tall Tall Shadow was produced with Mark Lawson (The Unicorns, Akron/Family) and Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury.

She has lived in Montreal since 2014. She will release a new album, produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), in 2016.
Twin Limb
Twin Limb is a band from Louisville, KY formed by Maryliz Bender (drums, vocals) Lacey Guthrie (accordion, vocals), and Kevin Ratterman (sampled sounds, guitar, percussion). That's the easy part. Describing the band's sound is much tougher. Don't assume that accordion is wasting its time being happy, for example. Guthrie makes it do some very sinister things, underpinning the music with a luxurious darkness that connects folk and psychedelia. It's the same with the vocals, as Guthrie and Bender wrap their voices one around the other like they're telling secrets, creating another bridge between the familiar and the disarming.Bender keeps the drums simple and purposeful, often parsing out her beats in short, sharp bursts with a precision that never feels forced. Ratterman is the final wild card, using guitars and samples in unexpected ways that feel both post-punk and experimental. In January 2015, Twin Limb released their newest single "Long Shadow" with not only praise from local, regional, and national press but also an invitation to support Louisville's local darlings Houndmouth for a 3 week touring stint in March. The band's upcoming debut album, "Haplo," captures all of this with a kind of eerie confidence, almost as if they don't care if we even listen. You should, though. You won't hear anything else quite like it. "wraps around like a warm blanket almost lulling us into a state of acceptance and calm..."  My Old Kentucky Blog, Jan. 2015 "deep but effortless, with endless layers tied together by the song's pulse and fluid vocals.." Pigeons and Planes, Jan. 2015 "the hypnotic music - and unusual sight of one singer on accordion and another on drums banished any bad vibes.." The Atlantic (SXSW review), March 2015 "the beginning of what will be a very exciting journey for this band.." Substream Magazine, Jan. 2015 "this trio will certainly have fans on the edge of their seats.." Ellenwood, Feb.2015
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com