Kaia Kater presented by Arts Council of Big Sky

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: one her family’s deep ties to Canadian folk music in her Toronto home; the other the years she spent learning and studying Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her new album, Nine Pin, delves even further, and casts an unflinching eye at the realities faced by people of color in North America every day. Her songs are fueled by her rich low tenor vocals, jazz-influenced instrumentation, and beautifully understated banjo, and they’ve got as much in common with Kendrick Lamar right now as they do with Pete Seeger. 

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