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 – Field Music with Paul “Bird” Edwards

October 24, 2019

In the “Field Music” series on Basic Folk, we talk to musicians about a particular song they have learned through…

Basic Folk 44 – Emily Mure

October 17, 2019

Powered by RedCircle Emily Mure is a real life New York native! She is a life-long oboist, who had big…

Basic Folk – Field Music with Chris “Critter” Eldridge

October 3, 2019

Recently, Chris “Critter” Eldridge won instrumentalist of the year at The Americana awards in Nashville. 2019 is proving to be…

Basic Folk 43 – Wallis Bird

September 26, 2019

Powered by RedCircle Wallis Bird is a joyful musician who is an incredibly emotionally exciting live performer and songwriter. Originally…


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