If you’re a frequent concert-goer then you probably have a deep appreciation for those small and intimate shows by musicians who make music for the right reasons. There’s nothing better than a live performance from a band or singer who just really loves making music. Basia Bulat is one of those musicians.
On Friday night at the Phoenix she played a much anticipated Toronto concert in support of her second album Heart of My Own.
The show was great and Basia’s enthusiasm, genuine excitement and love of music were evident throughout the night. She pretty much covered all the fan favourites and even played one song in Polish after explaining the heritage behind her name.
Joining Basia on the night were two opening acts which were also pretty amazing.
Julie Doiron sounds a bit like Feist. She was accompanied on stage by a drummer so there’s a bit of a White Stripes comparison with respect to the aesthetics.
And the Toronto band The Wilderness of Manitoba sound like the reincarnation of Simon & Garfunkel from their 1960’s heyday. If you’re planning a road trip this summer then make sure that you have these guys on your play list. The band’s sound is perfect for that two week west coast trek to California.
Overall, a great night full of amazing music by some very talented musicians. If you were there let us know what you though.