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Kaki King Announces 'Live at Berklee' Album

Acoustic virtuoso Kaki King has announcedLive at Berklee, her first new release in over two years.

The album, recorded live at the Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston in April of 2017, features King performing new arrangements of her solo guitar compositions, reimagined with the addition of strings and woodwinds.

King, Tom Hagerman of Devotchka, and Berklee students Takuma Matsui and Shereen Cheong wrote the arrangements specifically for the recording, which features The Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra, a 12-piece ensemble composed of Berklee students and faculty and conducted by student Gabriela Sofia Gomez Estevez.

You can preorder Live at Berklee here. For more on King, stop by her website.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.