Delicate but bold, Kora Feder (Feder rhymes with cedar) is known for spinning modern day woes into carefully crafted songs that tenderly push listeners into reflection of their own place in this world.
Now based in New York, she makes regular appearances at the Rockwood Music Hall and other hip venues. With a voice reminiscent of Iris Dement and a repertoire of poignant, often satiric songs, she’s been getting some serious national attention recently: She was a finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, and she’s been picked as a finalist in the singer-songwriter competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, and was a main stage act at Northern California’s acclaimed Strawberry Music Festival along with Greg Brown, Nicki Bluhm and Del McCoury. Music veteran Joe Craven described her Strawberry set as “brilliant and life changing.”
Performing both as a solo singer-songwriter and supporting instrumentalist since the age of 15, Feder has appeared on stages across the world: from a weekend special on Thai PBS in Bangkok, to town halls in Ontario, Canada, to festivals throughout California and house concerts across the United Kingdom.
Feder holds a degree in Global Studies with a focus on songwriting as empowerment in indigenous and migrant communities. She spent two years wielding a backpack and guitar in places like China, India, Thailand and Italy.