KING IS QUEEN
Plenty of folks have rushed to pile the accolades on Kaki King: The guitarist was nominated for a Golden Globe for her score of the movie Into the Wild (composed with Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook). Rolling Stone named her one of their New Guitar Godsand, in fact, she was the only woman and youngest artist included. Whats so refreshing about the Atlanta-born player, though, is her masterful simplicityher lap steel guitar picking, her playful Americana and jazz-laced refrains, are all thoughtful and delicate when they could be clamoring and conceited. With Kings chops, she can play anything but, as last years Junior affirmed, she chooses to pull off, simply, good taste. With Portuguese composer-guitarist Pedro da Silva.
Wed., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m., 2011
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