Good Advice is the fourth album by songwriter Basia Bulat, produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize. Since releasing her debut in 2007, Bulat has shared a stage with artists including Arcade Fire, The National, Nick Cave, Daniel Lanois, St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Destroyer, Beirut, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Head and the Heart and Owen Pallett. She often appears solo in gigantic halls, winning over crowds with an autoharp or charango, stomping feet and two mighty lungs. But her massive talent has also been recognized at scale: her songs have been adapted for major performances with symphony orchestras, and she’s been tapped for prestigious tributes to Leonard Cohen and The Band.
Bulat was born in Toronto and raised by Polish immigrant parents. She grew up listening to her mother’s piano students, to Sam Cooke and Stax on the oldies station, later falling in love with Odetta, Stevie Nicks, Sandy Denny and Abner Jay. Although she emerged as part of Ontario’s indie folk scene, her first three records were recorded in Montreal. 2013’s JUNO Award- and Polaris Prize-nominated album Tall Tall Shadow was produced with Mark Lawson and Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury.