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Who Are We?

Basset is a contemporary folk group made up of Yasmine Shelton, Sam Clark, and brothers Aaron and Noah Philipp-Muller. The quartet’s innovative sound reflects their interest in the way acoustic folk music evolves, with original songs that recall both the very recent and the very old. Shelton’s mesmerizing voice leads the way, supported by tight arrangements, inventive lyrics, and the odd bluegrass turnaround on a mandolin or cello. In performance, the group endear themselves to audiences with their down-to-earth approach and habit of gently harrassing each other on stage, and have earned humbling comparisons to influences Crooked Still and the Punch Brothers.

The band met as students at the University of Toronto, and developed their sound in its vibrant community of student artists before moving on to perform across the city and beyond, sharing stages with NEFE, The Lifers, Kunle, Fork n’ Harp, and others. In addition to many performances at the university, they have played shows at the Painted Lady, Hart House, and Lee’s Palace, and perform frequently through the Toronto chapter of Artery, an organization of performers and hosts around the city. Basset recently made their festival debut as Youth Showcase Performers at Summerfolk in Owen Sound, and are currently in the early stages of their debut EP.

Upcoming Shows

Suzuki Program Alumni Educational Concert March 5, 2019. TBA

Location: Miles Nadal JCC

Another Bloody Folk Club May 5, 2019. 7pm

Location: The Gin Mill

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