Basia Bulat

Since the age of 3, Basia has been sitting on piano stools and trying to hammer things out. It started with her piano-teacher mum, but along the way Basia’s picked up guitar, autoharp, banjo, ukelele, sax and flute. In high school her instrument was the upright bass, a lone girl among “eight-foot-tall guys, goofing off with the tubas.” There’s a sense of play that still suffuses her music, jostling under the songs of regret and love, want and joy.