Basia Bulat w/Foreign Fields & Kate Tucker
Basia Bulat is not your Mother Maybelle Carter’s autoharp player. That’s truer than ever on the Canadian singer-songwriter’s new album Tall Tall Shadow, where straight-ahead strumming takes a definite backseat to pensively fingerpicked arpeggios and all manner of moony electronic shading. She made the album with a couple of members of Team Arcade Fire — engineer Mark Lawson and band member Tim Kingsbury — though you’ll find precious little evidence of that group’s current PoMo disco fervor (see: Reflektor) having rubbed off on her. Bulat has, however, made mention of a Fleetwood Mac influence, and that comes through a bit in the sweeping, fetchingly blue title track and the rhythmically and emotionally punchy “Promise Not to Think About Love,” if less so on a couple of the quieter, more melodically inert tracks. But she captures the richest range of moods with her vocal instrument, from fluttering folk austerity to confiding intimacy, sure-footed confessionalism and uncorked keening.
Tue, Nov 12 | 9:00 PM
The Stone Fox
$8 ADV / $8 DOS
18 and over