Kaki King: A musical escape into a world of light and color
Kaki King - Guitarist
Kaki King combines jaw-dropping guitar work with dreamy, searching songwriting. Full bio
About the speaker:Kaki King - Guitarist
Kaki King combines jaw-dropping guitar work with dreamy, searching songwriting.
Why you should listen
Kaki King's percussive technique (guitar geeks compare it to Preston Reed's; everyone else compares it to Eddie Van Halen's) drives her songs forward, while layers of overdubs and her own soft vocals create a shimmering cloud of sound.
King's work on the soundtrack for 2007's Into the Wild was nominated for a Golden Globe, along with contributors Michael Brook and Eddie Vedder. Her groundbreaking multimedia work The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other.
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