Somewhere along the canals of Amsterdam, you have likely experienced bicycles everywhere, old world charm, cobblestone, the suffix “straat”, and the soul of Madelief Baak. A self-taught guitarist, and self-proclaimed miscreant, Baak has been busking on the city streets since she was 11. Now in her 20s, she is a regular sight in some parts of town, including Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, and the red light district. Though choosing to stay out of cafes or bars, where her music might be more appreciated by aficionados than her preferred audience of passersby, she has gained a significant following in Europe, and through a combination of luck and many appeals, will be releasing an EP on Electricloud Recordings in the near future.