Nestled in a dense forest of folk, bluegrass and soul, the lush music of Kaia Kater doesn’t fall under any single category. This Toronto native has been blowing away listeners with her talent on banjo and vocals and a multicultural style that’s equally antiquated and modern, Appalachian and Ontarian, and all around authentic.
Kater’s come a long way since 2013 when she graduated high school and released her debut EP! Next Friday she drops her third full-length Grenades, a fourteen-track album that fragments the genre norms of folk. You can start cooking Grenades early so let’s pull the pin out on the album’s explosive opener, “New Colossus”!
Photo: Raez Argulla