Today is the day! Nine Pin is available in North America for purchase, download and streaming. A BIG thanks to everyone who made this album possible. I am infinitely grateful. You'll find the album purchase and download here.
“...plaintive, mesmerizing ... writes and performs with the skill of a folk-circuit veteran...”
NINE PIN - RELEASED MAY 2016
News and musings
'Rising Down' Black Theatre Network Performance w/ Katharine Manor
Opening the 30th Black Theatre Network Conference (Black Thoughts: Future Forward) at the historical Goodman Theatre with a collaborative West African, Tap & Drum piece w/ live original music off Nine Pin. Choreographed by Ms. Laurie Goux. Dancers: myself, Katharine Manor.
Kingsville Folk Festival
Delighted to be part of such a great line-up for this festival.
Looking forward to performing a full concert as part of this ongoing concert series.
Shelter Valley Folk Festival
This is a wonderful grassroots festival, I am thrilled to be a part of the 2016 line-up. Preparing for many campground picking sessions!
Few are more conscious in their journey through Appalachian histories and the Canadian musical landscape than Kaia. Born in Montreal, Kaia has lived Winnipeg, Wakefield and, most recently, West Virginia, she now resides in Toronto. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her in the spotlight in North America and the UK, garnering critical acclaim from outlets such as Rolling Stone, CBC Music and The Roots Music Report. Often praised for her capacity to sound new and old at once, Kaia anchors her music the space where tradition and innovation intersect.
"...plaintive, mesmerizing...writes and performs with the skill of a folk-circuit veteran..." -Rolling Stone
"You want some authenticity in your folk music or bluegrass – I give you Kaia Kater." -No Depression
"A star in the making..."
“...One of the most remarkable Canadian folk records in some time...Kater's music is somehow ancient and brand new at the same time.”
-Tom Power, CBC Radio 2
"Sorrow Bound is a remarkably assured debut album which both honours tradition and declares Kater’s credentials as a distinctive, original artist." Steve Hunt - fRoots Magazine (UK) - October 2015