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Kaki King, Special guest The Still Tide - 9/6
at City Winery Chicago
Kaki 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 Stonemagazine’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 Wildfor 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, 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.”
About The Still Tide
"The Still Tide is the turbulent and tender songwriting of Anna Morsett, the stormy voiced front woman of this fierce Brooklyn based indie-rock quartet. When Anna isn't touring as a bassist with her other musical projects (Ark Life, These United States) or traveling the world as a guitar tech (Kaki King, Becca Stevens) she works intensely on crafting songs that swing from an emotive place of no apology to one of shoegaze and shaking forgiveness. She has stories to share, the voice to carry them and with her intricate guitar work and unique playing style she can hold any audience captive.
While Anna often performs solo as The Still Tide, the band's current release Tinder is a full tilt band collaboration. In the spring of 2012, after years of touring from coast to coast under the name Yet Cut Breath, the band launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that landed them in studios of Spaceman Sound to record their second album. A perfect follow up to their first release Hinges (2011), which they recorded in a small cabin in the woods of upstate New York, Tinder is wildly more explosive, bursting with heartfelt lyrics and rich guitar sounds.