Kaki King is a dazzling guitarist. She's an inventive, pensive, explosive player whose technique is miles beyond her 23 years.

Kaki King is a dazzling guitarist. She's an inventive, pensive, explosive player whose technique is miles beyond her 23 years. She authored every tune on Everybody Loves You, and every number (all instrumentals) is a singular journey into the sonic wonders of the acoustic guitar. Early comparisons to Michael Hedges don't capture her vibe. She's more anarchic, more rock-informed. King has the technical knack, though not yet the experience, of Al DiMeola and the lyricism of Spaniard Gerardo Nuñez. But these comparisons aren't meant to diminish King. She's a wholly special player; a subway-platform virtuoso who sounds like two guitarists when she gets her groove on. Everybody Loves You is one sweet piece of work. Racked by RED.—PVV