Basia Bulat should be exhausted by now, but she’s not. She’s hitting the road for a US tour today.
After performing at folk festivals across Canada early this summer, she hopped in the van with her band and performed in New York City’s Central Park, playing alongside Tune-Yards and St. Vincent. She then flew to Europe for a solo tour, which included sold-out performances at the prestigious Øya Festival in Oslo, Norway with Owen Pallet and at Way out West in Gothenburg, Sweden with Taken by Trees. She spent a few days off in a beach town on the coast of Sweden, tried her hand at windsurfing, wrote some songs, and photographed double rainbows while riding a bike down quiet roads. Basia’s been performing new songs and also covering Abner Jay’s “I’m So Depressed” to great response.
And her touring doesn’t stop yet! This fall she gets back in the van with her band for a small co-headlining tour in the US with friends The Acorn and then flies to the west coast for some solo shows, including a stop at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, a show at the Echo in LA with First Aid Kit and an in-store at the amazing Old Style Guitar Shop in Silver Lake. Watch The National at their recent performance at the shop. From there she will travel to Austin to perform at the Austin City Limits Festival, make a quick stop in Toronto to pick up her parka, and head to Iceland for a performance at the Iceland Airwaves Festival.
Less than a week later she’ll be back on home soil where she will take the stage in Halifax with Symphony Nova Scotia, debuting orchestral arrangements written by Owen Pallet. The concert will include songs from both her albums Oh, My Darling and Heart of My Own and is part of the Halifax Pop Explosion. To close out the fall Basia will be travelling across her home and native land, supporting Josh Ritter on his Canadian tour from Ottawa to Vancouver and will play a show of her own in Victoria to end the tour on Nov 05th.
And we think that might be it for the year. Although she may have some other tricks up her sleeve – or a new album in the works already…
09.29.10 – Cleveland, OH @ the Beachland Tavern #
09.30.10 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s #
10.03.10 – San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
10.04.10 – La Jolla, CA @ the Loft
10.05.10 – Los Angeles, CA @ the Echo
10.07.10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Old Style Guitar Shop
10.09.10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Fesival
# with The Acorn