Kaki King: The Neck is A Bridge to the Body
A provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body” is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of genesis and death, textures, and skins, are cast onto an Ovation Adamas 1581-KK Kaki King Signature 6-String Acoustic guitar customized specifically for this production.
Sneak preview of the show: www.kakiking.com/playbill
Supported by Suzi Brown
21+ | Doors 7 PM | Program 8 PM
Tickets: $20 ADV/$25 DOS
Tickets available at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1664828
The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron Street
Kaki King, (Brooklyn, New York)
Kaki King is an American guitarist and composer known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, and progressive use of video and projection. Her performances regarded internationally for their ability to awe audiences. In 2006, when Kaki was listed on the Rolling Stone’s list “New Guitar Gods” she was the youngest and only female. Today she is one of the most sought out touring solo-guitarists. Over the past 13 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including “August Rush” and Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild”, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score.
Suzi Brown, (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Singer/songwriter Suzi Brown has found herself on a musical journey, from playing coffee shops, wineries, and theaters to studio work on her full-length album "Siren Song." She has collaborated with Producer Pier Giacalone (Regina Spektor and Sloan Wainwright); drummer Rodney Holmes (Carlos Santana and Steve Kimock); and keyboardist Arne Wendt (Bon Jovi). Suzi has opened for Sixpence None the Richer and co-billed with the Indigo Girls at the Wild Goose Festival as well as co/billed with Keller Williams at the Frozen Harbor Festival.
Suzi’s music is a variety of cultural styles encompassing Celtic, Asian, Island, and tribal beats with traditional folk/pop. People have called her “the two-handed orchestra" due to the unique two-hand tapping technique that she employs with her guitar. Weaving together her storytelling abilities and a unique instrumental talent, her rhythm strikes a familiar chord in the listener. From lyrics that will leave you with a reminiscent smile to serious topics about the issues surrounding the current times, Suzi's songs are both easy to sing along to and hard to forget.