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

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