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

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