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(Halifax, NS) Toronto based banjo player Kaia Kater releases “Sorrow Bound” in the United States and announces summer 2015 East Coast Tour Dates. Kingswood Records, an Ohio based label, released “Sorrow Bound” in the United States June 16, 2015, after signing Kater earlier this year. Plans for Kater’s next record, slated for 2016 release, are currently under way.
Kater is touring Eastern Canada this summer, playing festivals and shows in the Maritimes. Kicking off the tour is a string of dates in Prince Edward Island, playing the award winning Festival of Small Halls, June 19-21. Kater heads to Wolfville, Nova Scotia for an intimate show and continues the tour on the South Shore, playing Petite Riviere Winery with The Modern’s Grass’s Tom Terrell. On her way East, Kater played The Blacksheep Inn, opening for Mary Gauthier.
Kaia Kater 2015 East Coast Dates:
Friday, June 19, Lot 16, PEI - Festival of Small Halls
Saturday, June 20, Rollo Bay, PEI - Festival of Small Halls
Sunday, June 21, Pooles Corner, PEI - Festival of Small Halls
Friday, June 26, Wolfville - Just Us Centre for Small Farms
Saturday, June 27, Petite Riviere Vineyards (opening for Tom Terrell)
Watch Kaia perform “Southern Girl” from “Sorrow Bound” HERE
Follow Kaia on twitter HERE
View her website HERE
Read the review of “Sorrow Bound” on The Bluegrass Situation HERE
About Kaia Kater
One of the youngest performers in the Canadian old-time and folk communities, this 21 year-old plays the banjo, sings and has her own unique take on Appalachian and Canadian traditional music. Kaia is an eclectic traditionalist, having quickly gained the attention as one of the most promising young performers in the North American folk world.
Working with Toronto producer/musician Chris Bartos (Jonathan Byrd, Barr Brothers, Sarah Harmer), Kaia released her debut EP in February 2012. Her distinctive approach to traditional banjo styles caught the attention of Wepecket Island Records, who included two of her tracks on their North American release of their Banjo Babes compilation. This earned Kaia the #15 spot on the 2013 North American Folk DJ radio charts, including radio play as far away as Louisiana, California and Australia.
Originally from Québec, and now based in Toronto, Kaia spends extensive time in West Virginia, where she is pursuing studies in Appalachian music and culture. In June 2014, Kaia released her first full-length album entitled Sorrow Bound, produced by Chris Bartos. She performs regularly in Canada and in the USA.
Kingswood Records is based in Ohio, and is an independent record label that is home to established and emerging artists, linked by their common desire to develop and pass on musical tradition. Kater, who studies and plays clawhammer banjo in Elkins, West Virginia, was signed by Kingswood founder Todd Kwait earlier this year.