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.