55 Underground: Kaki King



Kaki King has enjoyed well-earned status as the zeit-girl of instrumental acoustic guitar; a gifted young ingenue closing rank on the canonized heroes of the genre. With her new album ...Until We Felt Red, she bests herself and defies expectation ditching her acoustic for an electric, lap steel and perhaps, the most unexpected instrument of all: her own voice. A bold move in the wake of the success of 2003's Everybody Loves You (Velour) and her 2004 breakout, Legs to Make Us Longer (Sony), an album that won her vast critical praise and landed her a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman and other late-night staples, such as Late Night With Conan O'Brien. King made her debut in NYC's indie-rock proving ground, the Knitting Factory, where she jumped up onstage as a last-minute fill-in for a no-show performer. King will be supporting ...Until We Felt Red with extensive touring in the US throughout the fall. She also recently completed a tour of Italy and will perform weekly in NYC in July. King recently was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in the film "Into the Wild." She also recorded for the 2007 movie "August Rush."

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