The 23 year-old Afro-Canadian clawhammer banjo player
honors Appalachian roots and brings it into the XXI Century
Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Tickets $15 in advance ($20 at the door)
The Folk Project, is proud to present Kaia Kater, a singer-songwriter and banjo player at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Hailed by Rolling Stone as having the skill of a folk-circuit veteran and named a star in the making by Folk Alley, Katia is sure to leave you certain that the future of Old Time and Appalachian Music is in good hands and moving forward.
Since releasing her second album Nine Pin in 2016, Kaia has been traveling the U.S. and the UK and amassing rave reviews. Her new CD features songs she has written describing her personal experiences and expressing her social conscience paired with innovative musical arrangements that richly frame her soulful melodies and lyrics.
The 23 year-old, born in Montreal, was exposed to music at a very early age and learned with great performers; having access to them while her mother produced Appalachian Music festivals in Canada. Kaia won a scholarship to David and Elkins College to study folkloric aspects of West Virginian and old-time traditions, where she spent four years playing with a string ensemble everywhere they could. Katia is also has a Religion and Philosophy Major.
Kaia Kater will perform at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, the home of The Minstrel, on Friday, March 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm as part of the Folk Project's Special Concert Series. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
"When Sorrows Encompass Me", Kaia Kater