Kaia Kater in concert
With a fresh approach to a timeless sound, Kaia Kater will bring her rich and dynamic music to the Woody Guthrie Center in March. Kater is set to perform at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Woody Guthrie Center Theater. Tickets are $20, available by calling 918-574-2710 or at the Woody Guthrie Center front desk, 102 E. M.B. Brady St.
About Kaia Kater:
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 acclaimed debut album Sorrow Bound (May 2015) touched on this divide, but her second album, Nine Pin (May 2016), delves even further, and casts an unflinching eye at the realities faced by people of color in North America every day. Her songs on the new album 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.
As Kater explains: “Toni Morrison once said: ‘If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.’ Music and poetry are the languages I speak. Any time I travel, words come walking back with me. They have souls and histories. They create me and I create them.”
“…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.” – John Apice, No Depression
“….Kater’s music is somehow ancient and brand new at the same time.” – Tom Power, CBC Radio 2