Guitarist Charts Success At SXSW

Kaki King is marking her fourth year at the South by Southwest music festival.

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Kaki King, the acclaimed guitarist nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on the "Into the Wild" score, is marking her fourth year at the South by Southwest music festival and she can chart her growth in success by the number of shows she's performing over the five-day festival.

"The first time I played once or twice, I hung around for the week," she told The Associated Press after performing at the BMI & Billboard showcase Friday afternoon. "This time it's been a full week been doing two to three shows a day, loads of interviews ... I'm definitely doing things and am in situations that I certainly didn't do the first time around."

The 26-year-old, who just released her latest album "Dreaming of Revenge," was nominated for best original score at the Golden Globes for collaborating with Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook on the music for the Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild."

King who also wrote music for the film "August Rush" said the nomination definitely raised her profile.

"Everyone knows who Eddie Vedder is, but for myself and Michael, (people might say), 'Oh wow, who are these young artists' and probably went and checked us out," she said. "It's really just kind of a nice feather in my cap."

King, who also collaborated with the Foo Fighters on their Grammy-winning album "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace," said her new album helped challenge her as a musician.

"I've had to learn new techniques," she said. "The thing about guitar is that you're always learning no matter what, and you never stop learning. No one has ever mastered the guitar, because you change one little thing ... there's always something totally new to learn."

Thanks for the info to Yahoo! News.

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    ozzynator
    "I've had to learn new techniques," she said. "The thing about guitar is that you're always learning no matter what, and you never stop learning. No one has ever mastered the guitar, because you change one little thing ... there's always something totally new to learn." I agree.
    recliner33
    Yeah I just checked out some of her music and it is nothing that I would normally listen to but you can't deny that she has talent. She sure kicks ass out of most of those hot shot one trick pony shredders out there. The music business could use more guitarists like her.
    dgme92
    "I've had to learn new techniques," she said. "The thing about guitar is that you're always learning no matter what, and you never stop learning. No one has ever mastered the guitar, because you change one little thing ... there's always something totally new to learn."
    QFT. What's even more amazing that unlike recent efforts on the UG front page, this actually qualifies as news.
    sambargun
    We do need some more females to pick up the instruments and play instead of putting on thongs and shaking their asses like some *****s.....
    iTzMaTT
    ozzynator wrote: "I've had to learn new techniques," she said. "The thing about guitar is that you're always learning no matter what, and you never stop learning. No one has ever mastered the guitar, because you change one little thing ... there's always something totally new to learn." I agree.
    Me too Fullyyy!
    jshizznit
    hotness+AMAZING guitar skills damn...if only i were famous..or a female still props on the guitar skills...i wish i could play on muh knee
    recliner33
    sk8rMeTaLhEaD27 wrote: recliner33 wrote: sk8rMeTaLhEaD27 wrote: ChucklesMginty wrote: tits thanks for adding insight to the article. Jerk. Don't post if your going to be immature. Yeah this idiot also said "tits" in the Black Crowes article too, so I don't think he was saying tits cause he likes kiki's tits, unless the moron likes the tits on the black crowe members as well, which wouldn't be surprising. haha well I think Kaki is a lesbian, I remember reading, so if he's looking at her tits he better keep looking.
    lmao. Oh and I mean to say Kaki earlier not kiki, typo.
    sk8rMeTaLhEaD27
    recliner33 wrote: sk8rMeTaLhEaD27 wrote: ChucklesMginty wrote: tits thanks for adding insight to the article. Jerk. Don't post if your going to be immature. Yeah this idiot also said "tits" in the Black Crowes article too, so I don't think he was saying tits cause he likes kiki's tits, unless the moron likes the tits on the black crowe members as well, which wouldn't be surprising.
    haha well I think Kaki is a lesbian, I remember reading, so if he's looking at her tits he better keep looking.
    recliner33
    sk8rMeTaLhEaD27 wrote: ChucklesMginty wrote: tits thanks for adding insight to the article. Jerk. Don't post if your going to be immature.
    Yeah this idiot also said "tits" in the Black Crowes article too, so I don't think he was saying tits cause he likes kiki's tits, unless the moron likes the tits on the black crowe members as well, which wouldn't be surprising.
    boxcarblink94
    speaking of sean penn, he was at my band's show the other night... haha. filming a movie outside and he stopped by inside.
    Doragg
    ozzynator wrote: "I've had to learn new techniques," she said. "The thing about guitar is that you're always learning no matter what, and you never stop learning. No one has ever mastered the guitar, because you change one little thing ... there's always something totally new to learn." I agree.
    100% True, I don't think it's humanly possible to master the guitar 100%.
    recliner33
    Yeah I don't think I have ever heard of this chick but she must be good if she worked with people like Vedder and the Foo Fighters.
    tands
    cool, these are the real female artists, not avril lavine and all that tomfoolery
    Thin-Lizzy
    Kaki is brilliant, saw her open for John Butler Trio, far better than most guitarists around, regardless of gender
    xTheJoeex
    kaki is such a great gal. she plays on tegan and sara's 'the con' she plays on tracks 'knife going in' and 'floorplan' shes brilliant.