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 42 – Molly Sarle

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Powered by RedCircle Molly Sarle of Mountain Man has been working on her solo record for a little while and…

Basic Folk 41 – Joe Troop

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Powered by RedCircle Joe Troop, frontman for the Buenos Aires “Latin-Grass” group Che Apalache, has loved bluegrass since he was…

Basic Folk 40 – Amanda Shires

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Powered by RedCircle Amanda Shires, Texas born, Nashville based, sideplayer turned songwriter, turned force of nature in Americana, folk and…

Basic Folk 39 – David Huckfelt

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Powered by RedCircle David Huckfelt, founding member of the Minneapolis folk band, The Pines, emanates poetry in everything he does.…


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