DAY 83 GRAMMY CHASE: KAKI KING

I first heard about Kaki King through my friend Alan of Soulive, who at one time shared the same label with each other, Velour Records in NYC. I remember being moved by her music and sound at first, then being in disbelief that she was primarily a solo artist, but played the guitar with unique style that gave the impression that she had back up percussionists and such. Alan then assured me that what I was hearing was ALL and ONLY her, and that’s where the other part of the shock kicked in, learning that the King, Kaki King wasn’t a King at all, but an incredibly talented woman in fact. However, King is only a title, and as we ascribe a gender to it, being that of a male, she is soooo good that she can be KING anytime that she desires.

Is this Grammy related? Yes. Kaki was asked to play on a Foo Fighters, (below) that went on to capture a Grammy in 2007 for Best Rock Album.

Sooo, Kaki can say that she is a Grammy Award Winning Album contributor, which I’d gladly take any day.

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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