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Blenders brings Basia Bulat to Swift Current Jan. 23

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Award-winning performer Basia Bulat is coming to Swift Current.


Bulat will perform at a Blenders Special Concert on Friday, Jan. 23 at the Lyric Theatre.
The Canadian folk singer-songwriter’s new album Tall Tall Shadow, is the bravest album she has made. Raw and spectral, heartbroken, yet jubilant, these 10 songs tell the story of a very hard year in the artist’s life and all the love that helped her through it.
Bulat became one of the indie world’s most talked about newcomers with the release of her first full-length album, 2007’s Oh, My Darling.
Her rich, expressive voice proved to be the ideal vehicle for her songs, which dealt with love and life with a combination of sadness and wonder, and her melodies were bolstered by a band that incorporated strings and keyboards along with the traditional drums and guitar.  
British reviews for Oh, My Darling were enthusiastic, and a tour of England and Europe impressed critics and fans alike. The album also fared well in Bulat’s homeland, where it was short-listed for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize.
She remained on the road for several years, playing a slew of international dates while compiling material for her next album. Heart of My Own arrived in early 2010. Her home country began to recognize her as a national treasure, inviting her to participate in two sacred Canadian events: an appearance on Hockey Night in Canada in December of 2011, and in mid-2012, singing the national anthem at an Ottawa Senators hockey game.
In October of 2013, Bulat issued her third album, Tall Tall Shadow. She recorded it in Toronto at a reverberating 60-year-old dance hall.
Tall Tall Shadow isn’t acoustic folk music such as Beck’s Sea Change or Buckingham Nicks — chord and strum are a launch-pad for wilder sounds. This is a record with echo and reverb, electronic flutters and electric autoharp, voices that charge and incandesce around buzzing guitars, lonely piano and rattling percussion. She is known for her beautiful voice and autoharp playing
Innovation Credit Union is the sponsor for this special concert. Innovation Credit Union is proud to offer a $10 rebate to all credit union members attending the Blenders concert Basia Bulat Jan. 23, at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current. 
Show a credit union cheque, Member Card or MasterCard® at the concert and receive a $10 refund on the purchase of the ticket.
Get your tickets today so you do not miss this incredible show. Basia Bulat and her band will perform at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current on Friday, Jan. 23. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and available at Pharmasave or by phoning Shann at 306-778-2686 for credit card orders. 

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