Kaia Kater – Strange Medicine


Kaia Kater - Strange Medicine

Kaia Kater – Strange Medicine
Format: CD
Label: Free Dirt – Sonic RendezVous
Release: 2024

Release date: May 17, 2024

On ‘Strange Medicine,’ acclaimed roots musician Kaia Kater succeeds in the act of transformation, alchemizing grief into joy, sorrow into hope

Kater’s captivating songs celebrate the power of oppressed people and act as an antidote to centuries of exploitation, fear, and greed. This collection of ten songs—featuring appearances by today’s finest roots musicians such as Allison Russell, Aoife O’Donovan, and Taj Mahal—showcases Kater’s biting topical songwriting and deft arranging chops.

Strange Medicine’s intricate orchestrations were inspired by diverse sources: composer Steve Reich’s propulsive minimalism, the frenetic jazz drumming of Brian Blade, the unsettling orchestral scores of film composer Jonny Greenwood, and the spiraling rhythms of the West African kora.

Furthermore, Kater’s delicate yet robust banjo playing charts new territory well beyond what’s expected of the instrument. With Strange Medicine, Kater taps into the full kaleidoscope of her artistry, creating an outlet for our collective grief and celebration and inviting the ancestors to a place of honor at the table.

04 Oct 2024 Perwez (B) Cultural Centre “Le Foyer”
05 Oct 2024 Perwez (B) Cultural Centre “Le Foyer”
19 Oct 2024 Ramblin’ Roots – Utrecht

Website: https://www.kaiakater.com/

01. The Witch
02. Maker Taker
03. Mechanics of the Mind
04. In Montreal
05. The Internet
06. Fédon
07. Floodlights
08. Often as the Autumn
09. History in Motion
10. Tigers