Toronto-based folk duo, Basset, are full of timeless heart. Acoustic songwriters Sam Clark and Yasmine Shelton will take you through the city streets in the hours before the world has woken, or to a corrugated steel home north of the treeline. Basset bring a deep love of the natural world to their gorgeously meditative and assured debut album, In The Clay, set to release on September 30th, 2022. Produced by Joshua Van Tassel, the ten songs on In The Clay explore various themes of life in change, Shelton and Clark’s travels around Northern Ontario, the Canadian and American prairies, their lives in Toronto, and the many characters who have crossed their paths. With comparisons to The Milk Carton Kids, Hozier, and Bon Iver, their inventiveness shines on fiddle and intricate harmonies, with Shelton and Clark’s voices wrapping around each other like twin flames in a warm fire. In 2022, Basset performed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, NXNE, Folk Music Ontario, NERFA, Folk Alliance, and opened for musicians Ahi, and the Strumbellas, in addition to a 15-date Canadian East coast tour. In 2023, they are embarking on a 2-month tour of eastern Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom and playing headlining spot at Blue Skies Festival, in addition to showcase appearances at AMERICANFEST and IBMA.