Basia Bulat

Ontario-based Basia Bulat occasionally garners comparisons to fellow Canadian folk singer Joni Mitchell. However, Bulat’s strong voice and penchant for utilizing near-rustic instrumentation (autoharp, hammered dulcimer) in dramatically arranged and expansive songs aligns her much more closely with singers like Heidi Berry and the dearly departed Kate McGarrigle. Bulat’s music is defiantly traditionalist, with a delivery that’s far removed from both touristic twang and cracked, psych-folk. Ultimately, Bulat’s rich and resonant voice makes a well-worn genre interesting, but not unfamilar. JASON FERGUSON

Sun., March 7, 8 p.m., 2010

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