Kaia Kater (b. Montreal, 1993/1994 (age 24–25)) is a Canadian banjo player. In 2016, she won the "Pushing the Boundaries" award at the 12th Canadian Folk Music Awards for her debut album, Nine Pin. Kater was born and raised in Montreal. The Guardian reviewed it as "tremendous" with four stars out of five. Rolling Stone noted Kater's mixture of traditional banjo playing and "sobering, honest lyrics exploring all-too-current themes including poverty and racism...a quiet, yet powerful storm", naming her a "need to know" artist of 2016.
"Kaia Kater On World Cafe", World Cafe, NPR, October 4, 2016
Ben Edwards (February 22, 2018), "How the banjo helped Kaia Kater understand her own Afro-Caribbean roots", Q, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation External links
KAIA KATER - NINE PIN (review), americanrootsuk.com