NEWS: Intricate, inventive Kaki King preps new release, Junior

Courtesy of Big Hassle Media

Of the guitarists in the vague collection of artists rightly or wrongly dubbed “indie” that are performing interesting, engaging guitar-oriented music, Kaki King is at the very top of the pile. King may be dubbed a singer-songwriter, but it’s her guitar work that thrills and excites the imagination.

Kaki King, “2 O’Clock” from 2008’s Dreaming of Revenge | Download


Junior, King’s release-in-waiting, is planned for release on April 13 and is her fifth record. It’s being released on Rounder Records, which has been home to a slew of solo releases from bluegrass and jazz musician Béla Fleck.

Read on for King’s tour dates; she launches her tour days after her album hits shelves.

King has been subject to some genuine critical acclaim during her still-short career — her first album hit in 2003, but within four years of its release, she was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her work on the score of the Sean Penn book adaptation project Into the Wild.

In 2008, King collaborated with John Darnielle’s The Mountain Goats to release Black Pear Tree EP, a veritable display of inventive songwriting prowess by one of the great modern lyricists and one of the rising stars of intricate guitar work.

Tour Dates

  • April 15, Williamsbury Music Hall, New York, NY
  • April 16, Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
  • April 17, Middle East, Boston, MA
  • April 19, Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
  • April 20, Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
  • April 21, Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
  • April 28, Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • April 29, The 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
  • April 30, Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
  • May 1, The Variety, Atlanta, GA
  • May 2, 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville, TN
  • May 4, Beachland, Cleveland, OH
  • May 5, The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
  • May 6, Park West, Chicago, IL
  • May 7, High Noon, Madison, WI
  • May 8, The Varsity, Minneapolis, MN
  • May 9, The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
  • May 11, The Fox, Boulder, CO
  • May 12, Belly Up, Aspen, CO
  • May 14, Neumos, Seattle, WA
  • May 15, Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
  • May 16, W.O.W. Hall, Eugene, OR
  • May 19, Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
  • May 20, Mystic Theater, Petaluma, CA
  • May 21, The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
  • May 22, El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
  • May 24, Belly Up, San Diego, CA
  • May 25, Glasshouse, Ponoma, CA

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