This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of Genesis and death, textures, and skins, are cast onto her signature Ovation Adamas guitar which has been customized specifically for this production.In addition to her own solo work, Kaki sometimes performs accompanied by NYC-based string quartet ETHEL.She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.Kaki King may have earned her musical reputation as a supernaturally-talented acoustic guitar player, but you’ll never be able to pigeon-hole her as just some strum-happy guitar virtuoso.Beginning with 2002’s Everybody Loves You – to date, her only fully acoustic guitar recording – King has expanded and reconceived the role of the solo instrumental artist, constantly kicking at the boundaries of what’s expected.Glow, her groundbreaking new Velour Music Group release, is both indescribable and definitive, an evocative, exuberant collection of genre agnostic soundscapes, rich with wit, theme, and inspired invention.In addition to a 10-year career that includes six LP and two EP albums, King has also scored music for television and film.She worked alongside Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook contributing music for the soundtrack to Sean Penn's Into the Wild, for which the trio received nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. While still a small child, her father noticed her natural musical ability, and encouraged her interest in music.
Convinced that her break in music would come from drumming, King played in bands in high school with classmate Morgan Jahnig, who would later become the bassist of Old Crow Medicine Show.
King has also added the sound of her own voice to a few songs, using her girlish instrument to big effect on lyrics that touch on such disparate topics as nuclear warfare and her first lesbian affair.
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Though critically acclaimed, the release of 2010’s band-oriented Junior was followed by a self-described “existential crisis.” Thrown by the unplanned directions her life and music had taken, King was suddenly hesitant of the way forward.
“A lot of life happened between this record and the last one,” she says.