The Reckoning of Montreal Banjo-Witch Kaïa Kater

June 13, 2024

After banjo player Kaïa Kater attended Americana Fest in 2016, the music industry started telling her she was a part of the genre, which encompasses all kinds of roots music, acoustic music, folk music, singer-songwriter and alternative country music. She was singing about heavy themes like historical trauma, her cultural heritage (her father is from the Caribbean country of Grenada) and her music history. She confesses in our interview that she never felt comfortable in Americana, that she was always…

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Basic Folk 56 – Elisapie

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Powered by RedCircle Montreal’s Elisapie was born in Salluit, Quebec into the Inuit community. She grew up in the a…

Basic Folk 55 – Crys Matthews

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Powered by RedCircle Crys Matthews is the self-proclaimed “Poster Child for Intersectionality.” While she’ll say that with a smile, it’s…

Basic Folk 54 – Amythyst Kiah

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Basic Folk 53 – Rachel Lynne LIVE at Club Passim

January 16, 2020

Powered by RedCircle Rachel Lynne, the highly emotive songwriter, joins us for a live episode at Club Passim! Lynne was…


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