With soaring vocals and accomplished guitar work, Kaia shares songs that explore life’s struggles and joys, drawing on folk, blues, roots, and rock traditions. Inspired by nature and the human condition, Kaia’s songs resonate with strength and vulnerability as she explores a vast emotional landscape. With over 20 years as a performing singer-songwriter, Kaia draws from a large repertoire of original material and select cover songs by artists such as John Prine, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt, and Stevie Nicks.
For this special concert, Kaia will be joined by lead guitarist and percussionist Caleb Wood who enriches her music with his intuitive playing. Formed this summer, the duo has delighted audiences across Wisconsin with their haunting ballads, rhythmic folk tunes, and old-time blues songs. You will be glad you came to see this mother-son pair in concert.
Kaia’s songwriting has been compared to Joni Mitchell’s for its lyrical poetry, rich melodies and engaging chord progressions. She placed as a finalist for the 2012 Great River Folk Festival songwriters contest. Two songs from her 2010 album Seams of My Heart received radio play on Woman of Substance Radio. The Americana Gazette album review had this to say about Kaia’s songwriting: “Each song is very well written, with a true authenticity of life. You can picture yourself or someone you know in each story line.” It continues, “Fowler is a tremendous lyricist. Her lyrics paint pictures and her musical notes add the color…” (Aug.-Sept. 2010 issue). Kaia’s latest album, released October 2015, is an EP titled All The Way, dedicated to the memory of her husband Scott R. Jaeger who died of pancreatic cancer in 2013. A portion of the proceeds from sales of All The Way benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. She is currently working on her third studio album.
See videos of Kaia’s recent performance at a house concert and listen to samples from her albums at her website.