Kaki King

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Kaki King
Kaki King

Kaki King is an American Experimental singer. She was the featured artist for Adamas and Ovation guitars. She also made an appearance on the forthcoming tribute to The Cure on Manimal Vinyl Records in fall 2008 covering "Close To Me".



Kaki King (Katherine Elizabeth King) was born on August 24, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia. She learned how to play the guitar and drums and loved the music of the Beatles, Michael Hedges and Preston Reed. King moved to New York to attend college. She had her first solo performance at an open-mic night and on her graduation in 2001. King then decided to take her passion for music to the next level. She began playing at subways and other venues that showed off her percussive technique. Passers-by would ask her if she had a cd, that’s when she realized that she could make serious bucks doing what she loved. In 2002, King performed at Tap Bar where Jeff Krasno of Velour Records signed her in. In 2003, she released her debut album, Everybody Loves You. Moving to Epic Records, King issued Legs to Make Us Longer, in 2004. Two years later, she moved back to her old label, realizing her third attempt, Until We Felt Red. In 2008, Dreaming of Revenge featured King vocal skills.

Awards & Certifications


Year Award Category
2007 Golden Globe Award Nominated for the Best Original Score in the film Into the Wild

Chart Toppers

Year Album Top Heatseekers Top Independent Albums
2008 Dreaming Of Revenge 23 46


Tours & Concerts

Jul 3 2009 - Pistoia Blues Festival Pistoia

Jul 4 2009 - Nel Nome Del Rock Festival Palestrina (Roma)

Jul 5 2009 - Strade Blu Festival Modigliana (FC)

Jul 6 2009 - AquaVitae Festival Bari

Jul 9 2009 - Casa das Artes Ovar

Jul 11 2009- Theatro Circo Braga

Jul 15 2009 - Stuyvesant Town Oval New York, New York

Jul 25 2009 - Wanderlust Festival Lake Tahoe, California

Aug 12 2009 - Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts

Aug 15 2009 - MASS MoCA w/ Josh Ritter, Ben Kweller, Elvis Perkins in Dearland North Adams, Massachusetts





Year Single Label Album
2008 "Bone Chaos in the Castle" Velour Dreaming of Revenge
2008 "Life Being What It Is" Velour Dreaming of Revenge

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  • [[Jorma Kaukonen]


  • Kaki King played a few occasional gigs and busked in the New York subways.
  • She was featured in the Northern State's 2007 album, Can I Keep This Pen? on the track "Fall Apart".


  • Kaki King has a beautiful talent that blows away your mind. Her guitar playing skill is one of a kind. It is catchy and well done. Not a single moment when she plays is boring. King plays with passion.--ericgo 06:00, 30 June 2009 (PST)

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