Kaia Kater – Our newest artist endorser!

We’ve long admired Kaia’s discipline in study and execution of heartfelt banjo playing and songwriting. So it’s an understatement to say we’re happy to have her joining the Straight Up Strings family! On a trajectory predicted by just about everyone who’s seen her perform, Kaia’ recent album, Nine Pin, is┬ánominated for Folk Alliance’s Album of the Year, and she’s also made lists at No Depression and NPR’s Heavy Rotation.


“Straight Up Strings’ high-quality banjo heavies and mediums provide my old-time clawhammer sound with a very clear tone, while also being durable. Playing them is a breeze!” Kaia Kater