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Kaia Kater - Grenades mp3 album

  • Performer: Kaia Kater
  • Title: Grenades
  • Genre: World, Country
  • Country: US
  • Formats: AIFF MPC MP4 VOX VQF AC3 MIDI
  • Released: 2019
  • Style: Folk
  • MP3 album: 1973 mb
  • FLAC album: 1830 mb
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Kaia Kater - Grenades mp3 album

Home page of Kaia Kater, an americana artist from Toronto, ON. Grenadian-Canadian banjo player and songsayer. Grenades' is long-listed for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize. United States & Rest of World plaintive, mesmerizing.

Album · 2018 · 14 Songs. The title of Quebecois roots singer Kaia Kater’s third album is a double entendre-a reference to both her father’s homeland of Grenada, and the US military invasion that prompted him to emigrate to Canada as a teenager in the mid-’80s.

Kaia Kater has always considered herself a storyteller. It’s a huge aspect of how I process the world around me, she says. After growing up in Canada, Kater moved to West Virginia as a college student. The idea, she told her parents at the time, was to study Appalachian folk music, but what Kater really wanted to do was soak in other people’s stories, to learn about how they narrated and vocalized their own histories. Grenades is a moving concept album, a d narrative arc full of moments of heightened conflict and graceful, hard-won resolution. The title track, which juxtaposes a breezy, gorgeous melody with depictions of harsh violence, serves as a stand-in for the contrast of the country’s innate, overwhelming natural beauty with the man-made violence (machine guns, helicopters) that came about with the American invasion in the early Eighties.

Kaia Kater (b. Montreal, age 25) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, guitar, piano and banjo player. Kater was born in Montreal, where she spent her early childhood in Mile End. She also lived in Wakefield, Ottawa and Winnipeg before attending Davis & Elkins college in Elkins, West Virginia on a banjo scholarship. In Elkins, she also learned to flatfoot and deepened her knowledge of body percussion (hambone). Her mother is from Quebec, and her father immigrated to Canada from Grenada as a teenager.

Grenades by Kaia Kater vinyl LP artwork. A creative force in her own right, Kaia Kater rises to bold new heights of imagination and creative expression on her third album Grenades. With abundant poise and poetry, Kater composes an odyssey about personal identity, memory, and discovery in the wake of her father’s journey as a young political refugee. She draws upon her diverse musical influences in Quebec, the Caribbean, and Appalachia, and her bicultural experience as a second generation Grenadian-Canadian, to envision a new path for herself and her songs.

Kaia Kater ‎– Grenades. Label: Smithsonian Folkways ‎– SFW 40234. Recorded By – Aaron Goldstein (3). Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, Banjo, Backing Vocals – Kaia Kater. Trombone – Andrew Jackson (18).

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 New Colossus
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Christine BougieAcoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Kaia KaterBacking Vocals – Jill Harris , Lydia Persaud, Meg ContiniDouble Bass [Upright Bass] – Andrew Ryan Drums – Brad Kilpatrick
4:24
A2 Heavenly Track
Backing Vocals – Jill Harris , Lydia Persaud, Meg ContiniBanjo, Lead Vocals – Kaia KaterDouble Bass [Upright Bass] – Andrew Ryan Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Christine BougieOrgan – Erin Costelo
2:59
A3 Canyonland
Backing Vocals – Lydia PersaudBanjo, Lead Vocals – Kaia KaterDouble Bass [Upright Bass] – Andrew Ryan Drums – Brad KilpatrickElectric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Christine Bougie
4:06
A4 [Power! Power! Power!]
Narrator [Narrative Interlude] – Deno Hurst
0:41
A5 La Misère
Arranged By, Lyrics By [Additional Lyrics By] – Kaia KaterBacking Vocals – Jill Harris , Lydia Persaud, Meg ContiniLead Vocals – Kaia KaterMusic By [Melody] – Traditional
1:00
A6 Meridian Ground
Backing Vocals – Jill Harris , Lydia Persaud, Meg ContiniBanjo, Lead Vocals – Kaia KaterDrums – Brad KilpatrickElectric Bass – Anna RuddickElectric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Christine Bougie
3:27
A7 Starry Day
Backing Vocals – Lydia PersaudBanjo, Lead Vocals – Kaia KaterDrums – Brad KilpatrickElectric Bass – Anna RuddickElectric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Christine BougieOrgan, Percussion – Erin Costelo
4:34
B1 [Death Of A Dream]
Narrator [Narrative Interlude] – Deno Hurst
0:46
B2 Grenades
Backing Vocals – Jill Harris , Lydia Persaud, Meg ContiniDrums – Brad KilpatrickElectric Bass – Anna RuddickElectric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Christine BougieLead Vocals – Kaia KaterOrgan, Percussion – Erin Costelo
4:28
B3 Hydrants
Vocals – Kaia Kater
2:16
B4 Everly
Backing Vocals – Erin Costelo, Lydia PersaudDouble Bass [Upright Bass] – Andrew Ryan Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Christine BougieGuitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Kaia Kater
4:42
B5 The Right One
Banjo, Lead Vocals – Kaia KaterDouble Bass [Upright Bass], Vocals – Andrew Ryan
3:37
B6 [Off The Plane]
Narrator [Narrative Interlude] – Deno Hurst
0:49
B7 Poets Be Buried
Banjo, Lead Vocals – Kaia KaterDouble Bass [Upright Bass] – Andrew Ryan Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar [Baritone Electric Guitar] – Christine BougieFrench Horn – David Parker Trombone – Andrew Jackson
4:38

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Baldwin Street Sound
  • Mixed At – New Scotland Yard
  • Mastered At – Peerless Mastering
  • Mastered At – GZ Media – 181789E
  • Pressed By – Precision Record Pressing – 10-85446

Credits

  • A&R – John Smith
  • Art Direction, Design, Layout – Julia Kater
  • Editor [Editorial Assistance] – Carla Borden
  • Liner Notes [Annotated By] – Kaia Kater
  • Management – Mavens Music
  • Mastered By – Maria Rice
  • Mixed By – Thomas Stajcer
  • Other [Hair & Accessories] – Patience "Chiggy" Chigumira
  • Photography By, Other [Styling] – Raezavel Argulla
  • Producer – Erin Costelo
  • Production Manager – Mary Monseur
  • Production Manager [Production Assistant] – Chloe Joyner
  • Recorded By – Aaron Goldstein
  • Songwriter – Kaia Kater

Notes

Includes a 4-page lyrics booklet and a download card.

℗© 2018 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

All tracks by Kaia Kater / SOCAN unless otherwise indicated.
Tracks 4 on Side A and tracks 1 and 6 on Side B - narrative interludes by Deno Hurst

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 93074 02341 9
  • Label Code: LC 9628
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped): 10-85446 / SFW40234 - A 181789E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped): 10-85446 / SFW40234 - B 181789E2/A
  • Rights Society: SOCAN

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SFW 40234 Kaia Kater Grenades ‎(CD, Album) Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40234 US 2018


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