Kaki's most recent album "Glow" came out in late 2012 when I was still right in the middle of cancer treatment, and I wasn't really keeping up with new musical releases. But I listened to it last week with her in a new mutual friend's home on Oahu, on a rainy, windy island winter day. And man, I was totally smitten. It's a masterpiece of layered, melodic guitar, with accompaniment by the Ethel string quartet. It's her best work ever.
Download it. Here's the first video from the new album, "Cargo Cult." It's been in my head the whole trip home.
For our readers in Japan and Europe: She's touring where you are, now through Spring.
Boing Boing first discovered Kaki back in 2008, when we interviewed her at the first annual Outside Lands music and arts festival in San Francisco.
Below, a still from the recent shoot in Hawaii! Stay tuned for more.