(Mar 22, 2017 - HALIFAX) Following up on the success of the worldwide release of her album Nine Pin in 2016, Kaia Kater will perform at the Kennedy Center as part of Pete Seeger and the Power of Song: Tribute to a Folk Legend. Taking place on Saturday, April 15, this show will pay tribute to the late iconic American folk singer-songwriter and activist with a special performance.
Presented in conjunction with the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, this all-star performance is a special one-night-only concert that will celebrate the artistry and lasting influence of American folk icon Pete Seeger with some of yesterday and today's most beloved artists performing his memorable classics. The musical evening will feature GRAMMY winners Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal, Judy Collins, and Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary), and Tony Trischka and Josh White Jr.
Having garnered critical acclaim, significant radio play, and a Canadian Folk Music Award, with her sophomore release of Nine Pin, this performance represents a benchmark in Kaia’s international recognition and career growth. Kaia joins this formidable line-up as she readies for more than 40 performances during her summer tour including dates in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Scotland, Spain and Denmark.
Pete Seeger and the Power of Song: Tribute to a Folk Legend
Saturday, April 15 8pm
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
ABOUT KAIA KATER
Few are more conscious in their journey through Appalachian histories and the Canadian musical landscape than Kaia. Born in Montreal, Kaia has lived Winnipeg, Wakefield and, most recently, West Virginia, she now resides in Toronto. 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 Rolling Stone, NPR Music and Uncut Magazine.
ACCLAIM FOR KAIA KATER AND NINE PIN
"...plaintive, mesmerizing ... writes and performs with the skill of a folk-circuit veteran...” — Rolling Stone
“A star in the making...”— Folk Alley
"Riveting…” — Globe & Mail
“Where bluegrass meets Nina Simone” — The Guardian
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Tamara Kater | Mavens Music
East: Martha Stracener-Dantzic| Quicksilver Productions
West: Rob Miller| Quicksilver Productions