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 34 – Bridget Kearney

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Powered by RedCircle Bridget Kearney, bassist for Lake Street Dive, has been deeply immersed in studying music since childhood. From…

Basic Folk 33 – Matt Smith of Club Passim

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Basic Folk 32 – Chris “Critter” Eldridge

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