Kaki King (1979) was proclaimed "Guitar God" by music magazine Rolling Stone one year ago. She is the first woman to have received that honor. The singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia is a virtuoso guitarist who plays super fast riffs the one moment, and precious improvisations the next, but who also won't hesitate to leave her technique for what it is and sing a rock song. King is multi-talented which makes it difficult to put her into a category. She wrote the score to the movie Into the Wild (nominated for a Golden Globe), shared the stage once with another guitar god, Jimmy Page, and worked with hip-hop producer Timbaland. Her fifth album, Junior, was released this spring and she was inspired for it by the Cold War themes of espionage and double crosses. And for once she didn't play all the instruments herself, but worked together with jazz trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Brantigan and drummer Jordan Perlson.