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Kaki King

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Kaki King's childhood passions were the drums and Brit-pop, and she figured if she ever made it big it would be because of her skills behind the kit. However, her musical talents didn't stop there: she also played the guitar, and though she learned Beatles and Fleetwood Mac songbooks, she found herself drawn to the styles of Preston Reed and Michael Hedges. Moving from Atlanta to New York to attend college, King got her first taste of solo guitar performance thanks to campus open-mike nights, and upon graduation in 2001 she decided to pursue the instrument more seriously. She started playing in subways, a venue that helped her develop her percussive technique, and when passengers would ask her if she had CDs, she realized that she could possibly make a living as a musician. A copy of her 2002 demo got her a short gig at the Tap Bar in the Knitting Factory, where she was seen by Velour Records head Jeff Krasno, who released her debut, Everybody Loves You, the following year. King moved to Epic imprint Red Ink for her second album, 2004's Legs to Make Us Longer, but she returned to Velour for 2006's Until We Felt Red, which, in addition to including other instrumentation (which was also found on Legs to Make Us Longer), had King's singing prominently featured. After a busy 2007 -- not only was the guitarist recording her fourth full-length, she also appeared on albums from Tegan and Sara and the Foo Fighters and contributed to the soundtracks for Into the Wild and August Rush -- King released Dreaming of Revenge in March of 2008. After a world tour, she stayed active. Her album Junior was released on Cooking Vinyl/Rounder in 2010. She also co-produced a song for Miley Cyrus with Timbaland. In the fall of 2012, King issued Glow, a collection of instrumentals on which she was backed by a string quartet, bagpipes, organic percussion, and individually designed soundscapes for each track. In 2015, King released The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body, a companion piece to her ambitious multi-media performance of the same name. ~ Marisa Brown
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Stations Featuring
Kaki King

    New Age

    New Age
    4 songs

    Folk

    Folk
    6 songs

Albums by
Kaki King

Top Songs by
Kaki King

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Great Round Burn
  3.   Bone Chaos in the Castle
  4.   Montreal
  5.   King Pizel
  6.   Kelvinator
  7.   Sad American
  8.   Open Mouth
  9.   Can Anyone Who Has Heard This Music Really Be a Bad Person?
  10.   No True Masterpiece Will Ever Be Complete
  11.   Streetlight in the Egg
  12.   Holding the Severed Self
  13.   Bowen Island
  14.   Everybody Loves You
  15.   Carmine St.
  16.   So Much for So Little (demo)
  17.   Communist Friends
  18.   Until We Felt Red
  19.   Hallucinations from My Poisonous German Streets
  20.   My Insect Life
  21.   Sloan Shore
  22.   Neanderthal
  23.   Death Head
  24.   Close Your Eyes & You'll Burst Into Flames
  25.   Fences
  26.   Zeitgeist
  27.   Spit It Back in My Mouth
  28.   All the Landslides Birds Have Seen Since the Beginning of the World
  29.   Ingots
  30.   Yellowcake
  31.   Sunrise At Wildflower Hill Retirement Center
  32.   Can the Gwot Save Us?
  33.   Lintoria
  34.   Waltz for the Alone
  35.   Joi
  36.   Pull Me Out Alive
  37.   Sunnyside
  38.   Night After Sidewalk
  39.   Tunnel
  40.   Falling Day
  41.   Mexican Teenagers
  42.   Gay Sons Of Lesbian Mothers
  43.   Goby
  44.   Doing the Wrong Thing
  45.   Fortuna
  46.   Solipsist
  47.   Old Crow and the Miner's Daughter
  48.   2 O'Clock
  49.   Vivian Leigh's Veins
  50.   Ahuvati
  51.   Ritual Dance
  52.   My Nerves That Committed Suicide
  53.   Happy as a Dead Pig in the Sunshine
  54.   Life Being What It Is
  55.   First Brain
  56.   The Betrayer
  57.   The Exhibition
  58.   The Hoopers of Hudspeth
  59.   Bari Improv
  60.   These Are The Armies Of The Tyrannized
  61.   Everything Has an End, Even Sadness
  62.   L Train, 1st Ave: Low
  63.   Marche Slav
  64.   Meserole (featuring Dave Treut)
  65.   Lies
  66.   Skimming the Fractured Surface to a Place of Endless Light
  67.   O Holy Night
  68.   A Long Way to Go Before We Are Truly Danlike
  69.   Jessica
  70.   Second Brain
  71.   Magazine
  72.   Close to Me
  73.   You Don't Have To Be Afraid
  74.   Cargo Cult
  75.   Playing With Pink Noise
  76.   Saving Days in a Frozen Head
  77.   Air and Kilometers
  78.   The Footsteps Die Out Forever
  79.   Steamed Juicy Little Bun
  80.   I Never Said I Love You
  81.   Soft Shoulder
  82.   Hairs
  83.   Nails
  84.   Zamzam Well
  85.   Gouge Both Your Eyes Out (But Eat Only One)
  86.   Frame
  87.   The Fire Eater
  88.   Kewpie Station

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