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Kaki King & Treya Lam: Good News Album Release

Joe's Pub

June 7

Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

Kaki King is excited to introduce Treya Lam, Kaki’s first artist signing to her own label, Short Stuff Records. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, Treya’s debut album, Good News, was produced by Kaki (who also plays multiple instruments throughout the album), and recorded with array an of talented female musicians, most notably Catherine Popper (Ryan Adams, Jack White, Norah Jones) on upright bass, and mixer Erin Tonkon (David Bowie, Esperanza Spalding). Mastered by Sarah Register, Good News is an instant classic, full of the kind of songwriting and raw talent that has never gone out of style, as well as a message of love and longing. Because as Treya says, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 8 albums over the past 13 years. She has performed on every continent over the course of multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. She has created music for numerous 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.  In 2015 Kaki launched "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body", a groundbreaking multi-media performance that uses projection mapping to turn her guitar into a projection screen depicting a wildly luminous creation myth. In addition to her solo work, King has collaborated with NYC-based string quartet Ethel, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. In April 2017, King recorded her first full-length album with symphony orchestra, commissioned by the Berklee College of Music, which was released on September 22, 2017.

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