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Kaki King

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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Kaki King

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Albums by
Kaki King

Top Songs by
Kaki King

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

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