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
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!
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Contact WoodSongs for more information on this free studio taping.
Show starts at 8pm sharp. Open to wristband and pass holders.
Part of the Folk Music Canada luncheon showcase. Open to Americana pass holders only.
Live from Mountain Stage
Very stoked to be a part of the amazing lineup of musicians playing Mountain Stage Radio Show, along with Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Robert Ellis, LAU, and Terry Reid.
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