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Brevik Hall Presents RBC Emerging Artist Series
A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: her family’s deep ties to folk music and the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her in the spotlight in North America and the UK, garnering critical acclaim from outlets such as NPR, CBC Radio, Rolling Stone, BBC Music, and No Depression.
Kaia started her career early, crafting her first EP Old Soul (2013) when she was just out of high school. Since then, she’s gone on to release two more albums, Sorrow Bound (2015) and Nine Pin (2016). Her second album wove between hard-hitting songs touching on social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement (“Rising Down”) and more personal narratives speaking to life and love in the digital age (“Saint Elizabeth”). Nine Pin won a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Stingray Rising Star Award and sent Kaia on an 18-month touring journey from Ireland to Iowa, including stops at The Kennedy Center, Hillside Festival and London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush. For her third album, Grenades (October 2018, Folkways/acronym Records), she took a decidedly different direction, choosing to lean into a wider array of sounds and styles, in order to convey a wider array of emotions and topics, most notably her paternal ancestry. Grenades was nominated for a 2019 JUNO award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year.
Kaia Kater appears this evening with her 3-piece band.
A Programmer’s Note from Jane
I’ve been following the career – or rather, the meteoric ascendancy – of Kaia Kater for the past couple of years, with that deep-down hope to present her on the Brevik Hall stage. She possesses a remarkable musical ‘groundedness’ (if that’s a word) and maturity that not only informs her music today, but speaks to an undeniably bright future. National Public Radio taste maker Bob Boilen selected her for a Tiny Desk Concert this past March – you can check it out here. Her fame has arguably risen faster in the U.S. than in Canada, partly as the genre is part of the Americana bedrock. But our own Tom Power of CBC’s Q – himself, an amazing folk musician – is a BIG fan of the artist. Come, and discover why this young musician has already been signed to the legendary Folkways label and been featured in Rolling Stone. She’s only getting started.
The Fine Print
- NEW! Tickets and subscriptions are available online at auroraculturalcentre.ca (starting in July), by phone at 905 713-1818, or at the Box Office during business hours.
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- The Aurora Cultural Centre is accessible, with an elevator entrance at the north glass doors. Brevik Hall is located on the second floor; there are 2 accessible washrooms on the main and 2nd floor, as well as on the lower level.