New York, NY
Kaki King is an Atlanta, GA, native who moved to New York in 1998 to attend New York University. She got her start busking in the subway where her dexterous playing style attracted the attention of Velour Music Group, which signed her to a management/recording deal and released her debut album "Everybody Loves You" in 2003.
In 2007, King branched out into film work, composing original music for several scenes in the Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild", which also features two of her previously released songs. In addition, she recorded two tracks for the film "August Rush", in which she appears as a guitar-playing hand double. Aside from Penn, King also has a fan in Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who asked her to duet with him on "Ballad of The Beaconsfield Miners" from the Foos' current album "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace".
For now, King is excited about the March 2008 release of her new album, "Dreaming Of Revenge".
"I want people to listen to it and think, 'This sounds like something completely new, but it also sounds like something Kaki King would do,'" she says. "I am finding my own voice within the world of instrumental music at large, as opposed to just instrumental guitar. So I'd love for people to hear it and think, 'If I had to take a guess, I think Kaki King might have written this song. That would be a dream."