by Chris Conde
Remember August Rush, that movie about an orphan kid who runs away to New York turns out to be a guitar playing child prodigy? Pretty much all the songs in that film were played by the artist Kaki King, who, in real life, actually plays that tapping, flamenco style they use in the movie.
Born, Katherine Elizabeth King, Kaki King became interested guitar at an early age but initially focused her attention on percussion, which clearly shows in her guitar work. She returned to the guitar while attending NYU and started writing, performing, busking in subways, and eventually signed with NYC-based label Velour Records. Through Velour, she released her debut album Everybody Loves You, which showcases her signature, syncopated tapping sound.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 19th at 10am.