A decade and a half ago, flaxen-haired Basia Bulat might've been lumped in with the Lilith Fair set, given her proclivity for the autoharp and her iconic voice (shades of Natalie Merchant). But on her latest album, Heart Of My Own, she collaborated with Arcade Fire producer Howard Billerman and her brother Bobby to create a thoroughly jarring slice of life, inspired by a mid-tour sojourn in the Yukon. A generous and gifted performer, tracks such as "Gold Rush" echo the ornamental mystique of Johanna Newsom, without any of that weird elfin shit. With Sam Izdat.
Sat., March 27, 7:30 p.m., 2010
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