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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Relevant, Radical & ROTFL: Billy Bragg, Folk Music’s Political Poet

May 9, 2024

Billy Bragg joins lizzie and Cindy on-board Cayamo to talk about songwriting, social justice, punk rock and, of course, The…

Leyla McCalla’s Joyful Rebellion: Sun Without Heat and the Freedom of Play

May 2, 2024

Singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla and her band (bassist Pete Olynciw, drummer Shawn Meyers and guitarist Nahum Zdybel) join us onboard the…

Humbird: From Dinner Table Singing to Dismantling White Supremacy

April 25, 2024

Siri Undlin, better known as Humbird, is a talented singer-songwriter from the Twin Cities with deep roots in Minnesota music…

Navigating the Waters of Folk Music: Community vs Capitalism

April 18, 2024

We’re live at sea! lizzie and Cindy recorded this episode onboard Cayamo, which is a singer/songwriter cruise that’s been sailing…


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