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

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