A singer a guitarist extraordinaire, Kaki King has spent the past decade gathering critical acclaim and fan admiration for her unparalleled guitar skills. Not only is she the first ever female named a “Guitar God” by Rolling Stone, but she also received a Golden Globe nomination for her contribution to the musical score of Sean Penn’s 2007 film, Into the Wild. That same year, King performed on the Foo Fighters’ Grammy winning album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,” as well as opened for them during their Australia tour. Of her performance, Dave Grohl remarked “There are some guitar players that are good and there are some guitar players that are really fucking good. And then there’s Kaki King.” King’s fingerstyle playing combines fret-tapping with slap bass techniques, using the guitar for percussive beats, as well as sound layering and looping. During her 10-year career this Atlanta, Georgia native has released five studio albums and two EPs, while touring worldwide and making the rounds on the late-night talk shows including David Letterman and Conan O’Brien. King’s latest release, 2010′s “Junior,” was produced by Malcolm Burn (Patti Smith, Emmylou Harris) and is perhaps her most concise artistic statement with a band to date. Spin awarded the album eight out of 10 stars, and USA Today called the songs “bracing and fascinating.
Kaki King – Pull Me Out Alive