Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself.”
King is known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, use of multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar, and her diverse range in different genres. Over the past ten years she has released six distinctive albums, performed with Foo Fighters, Timbaland and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on the Sean Penn feature film Into The Wild, and played to her following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.
In addition to her own solo work, Kaki also performs accompanied by NYC-based string quartet ETHEL, and she recently performed a premiere at Carnegie Hall of a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.
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