Her innovative style has been featured in the film Into the Wild , and she acted as a hand double for a guitar virtuoso in August Rush. She was also the only woman on Rolling Stone 's list of new guitar gods last year. King's latest CD, Dreaming of Revenge , has more of a pop sensibility than her early albums, influenced by her collaboration with rock producer Malcolm Burn. In an interview with King, host Andrea Seabrook notes that while playing "Bone Chaos in the Castle," at no point does King touch the strings in a way that a normal guitar player would.
King slaps the strings and hits the body of the guitar in a percussive way, to the point where it's easy to wonder how such unconventional techniques result in a song. Where is the melody? In doing this last record, everything was fully written — all the guitar parts and then all the melodies were written in the studio. In the studio, Burn challenged King.
He'd constantly push her creativity in new directions, King says, and the result was radically different from conception to realization. Thus, on a few songs, the songwriting process was new to King. This is not who I am,'" King says. Friday 13 March Saturday 14 March Sunday 15 March Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March Thursday 19 March Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Sunday 22 March Monday 23 March Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Oobleck Play Video stats.
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Chris Blackhurst. Born in Atlanta, Kaki picked up the guitar at 4 years old but retired it at age 5. By her tweens, she took on the drums and later restored guitar to the mix. After studies at Nyu, King remained in New York, honing her chops to blissful perfection in the subways and on the club circuit. King is a deep and relevant talent. Get started with "Falling Day," from her Junior, then download the other 11 tracks.
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