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Saturday, March 24, 2018 ♦ 8:00 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia's old-time banjo skills, jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered acclaim from 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.
"You want some authenticity in your folk music or bluegrass – I give you Kaia Kater." - No Depression
"…plaintive, mesmerizing…writes and performs with the skill of a folk-circuit veteran…” -Rolling Stone
Big Sadie is a Chicago-based acoustic band fronted by Elise Bergman (upright bass, vocals) and Collin Moore (guitar, vocals) and featuring Old Town School teaching artist Matt Brown (fiddle) and Andy Malloy (banjo).
Defined by rich, intricate harmonies and rustic yet sophisticated instrumental arrangements, Big Sadie takes a modern yet timeless approach to American roots music.
With the ability to move seamlessly between traditional and original, the versatile band is equally at home on a festival stage, in an auditorium hall, accompanying a dance, busking on a sidewalk, passing tunes around a circle, or in an intimate rock club. Big Sadie has opened for acts ranging from country-music legend Marty Stuart to pop and indie-rock outfit Wild Belle.