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

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