Guitarist Reid King at East Village Coffee Lounge
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East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present virtuoso guitarist Reid King on Saturday, February 8, 7pm-9pm. $5 cover charge.
Reid King has a long history in the music business, starting with his forming of the original recording duo “The New Wave” a dozen years before that moniker was hijacked to represent a much punkier sound. When his first and second albums fell victim to the grinding machinery of the record business, he decided to take time to learn more about the industry. He toured for the next 10 years with the legendary Papa John Creach of Jefferson Airplane, Starship, and Hot Tuna fame. He then chose the Monterey Peninsula to live and explore the music in his soul.
Always way ahead of the time, Reid has transformed the guitar itself into a polyphonic percussion instrument using classical guitar techniques along with some inspiration from Brazilian, Piano Jazz, Impressionist, Classical, Bach, Blues, Country, and The Beatles. Tonight he'll be performing his Long Valley Suite, inspired by John Steinbeck's collection of short stories entitled The Long Valley.