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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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Stations Featuring
Kaki King

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