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

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