Kaia Kater at Arden Gild Hall with Richie and Rosie

  • November 3, 2018
2126 The Hwy.
Arden, DE 19810
Admission: $15.00 per person

Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia Kater’s old-time banjo skills, jazz-fueled voice and deft song craft have garnered acclaim from NPR, CBC, Rolling Stone, BBC Music, and No Depression. Her 2016 release Nine Pin won a Canadian Folk Music Award and sent her on an 18-month touring journey from Ireland to Iowa. Kaia is currently working on her next album, due for release in early 2019.

"In today’s landscape, Kater’s voice isn’t just timely, it’s necessary. Being young, black and female makes her a triple threat of relevance. But being excellent is what makes her an imperative." - Bao Le-Huu, Orlando Weekly

"Kater is one of the most exciting roots musicians to come along in years." - Matt Hendrickson, Garden & Gun

"...plaintive, mesmerizing...writes and performs with the skill of a folk-circuit veteran..." – Rolling Stone

Richie Stearns (a favorite banjo player of ours in Arden, he played here twice with his band Horseflies, and he played a Banjo show at The Grand with Bela Fleck and Arden stalwart Tony Trischka). He has a new duo with Rosie Newton (The Duhks, The Mammals) Richie and Rosie! Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton grew up a 150 miles and few decades apart. While both were raised by professional cellist, Richie started playing banjo at 14 and Rosie began classical piano lessons at eight, eventually moving to classical viola as a teen. Both shared incredibly unique, musically-immersed childhoods: Richie’s family founded the iconic GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance (which he is now President of) and by her junior year of high school, Rosie was playing fiddle and touring with folk rock band The Mammals. During that time, the two were introduced at Saratoga Springs’ Flurry festival -- a meeting that would spark a fated friendship and unique musical bond.

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Kaia Kater at Arden Gild Hall with Richie and Rosie
  • 2126 The Hwy.
  • Arden, DE 19810
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Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia Kater’s old-time banjo skills, jazz-fueled voice and deft song craft have garnered acclaim from NPR, CBC, Rolling Stone, BBC Music, and No Depression.