Kaki King will once again return to her acoustic roots this fall for a national tour that starts today in Japan, but hits stateside on November 3 in Carrboro, NC, and ends in her hometown of Atlanta, GA, at the Loft, before heading to Europe. King's career has been enthralling, as it has evolved from its virtuosic acoustic busker beginnings in the subways of New York to creating cerebral soundscapes with Tortoise's John McIntyre to being included on Rolling Stone magazine's short list of "Guitar Gods" to collaborations with Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder. In her 10-year career, King has released five full lengths and two EPs. She has scored for television and film, most notably alongside Vedder and Michael Brook as composers for Sean Penn's Into the Wild for which she received a Best Original Score Golden Globe nomination. King also contributed to the Grammy-nominated August Rush soundtrack, and in 2009, Ovation launched their Kaki King signature guitar model, which is now for sale worldwide.
King's latest record, 2010's Junior (Rounder), was perhaps her most concise artistic statement with a band to date, bringing her unique guitar style into power rock-trio form. Spin awarded the album eight out of 10 stars, and USA Today called the songs "bracing and fascinating."
For this next phase, King has decided to take all of these musical experiences back to where it all began -- one woman and a guitar (well...several guitars).
The complete tour dates are below:
3 Carrboro, NC The Arts Center
4 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
5 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundro Lounge
6 Charleston, SC The Pour House
9 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
10 St. Augustine, FL Original Café 11
11 Miami, FL DWNTWN Miami Concert Series
12 Orlando, FL Plaza Live
14 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay
16 Starkville, MS State Theatre
17 Chattanooga, TN Barking Legs Theater
18 Athens, GA New Earth Music Hall
19 Atlanta, GA The Loft