Kaia Kater Combines Canadian/Grenadian/ Appalachian Roots @ G.A.R. Hall

Photo by Raez Argulla

Fri 6/14 @ 8PM

Kaia Kater’s music is a distinctive mélange of influences. The songwriter/vocalistist/multi-instrumentalist (guitar banjo, piano) was born in Montreal to a Grenadian father and Québécoise mother, and went to college in West Virginia on a banjo scholarship.

She released the first EP Old Soul in 2012 before she was out of her teens, followed by her first full-length, Sorrow Bound, in 2014. While deeply steeped in traditional folk music, she also cites soul singer such as Lauryn Hill and Eyrkah Badu as key influences. The Guardian described her as “bluegass meets Nina Simone.” Her latest album, last year’s Grenades, delves into her influences from her father’s cultural roots.

Kater will be performing at Peninsula’s G.A.R. Hall as part of its Voices in the Valley series. Tickets are $17 in advance, $22 day of show.

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