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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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Albums by
Kaki King

Top Songs by
Kaki King

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

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