W. A. King

W. A. King

W. A. King is a Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter/electric guitarist originally from the San Francisco bay area She is self-accompanied by looper pedal with four hours of all-original, cosmic, free-range rock; or perhaps more aptly described as "Rorschach Rock", since listeners' descriptions vary wildly depending upon their individual musical perspectives. Mostly regarded for her vocal quality and ability, Wendy is a high-level guitarist on a high-wire balance of song originality and inevitability, lyrical imagery, hero's journey narrative, alternative rhythms and alternate tunings inspired by three major influences, (Chris Whitley, Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley) seamlessly combining into a lyrically and musically cinematic experience. 

“Very interesting, exciting sound !... You sound fine and with lots of soul. …Your heart and soul are into this thing, that’s apparent. …The muse is a powerful thing. … There ain’t no sense fighting it.”- Anonymous living legend and major influence

"A must-see musician" - Connie Davis, Red Feather Winery

"Cinematic" - Kevin Pescoran, electronic musician, Expressions College for Digital Media

"She's Experimental" - Linda Ryan, Painter and former Manager of The Bothwell Center For The Arts, Livermore, California

"You're the voice for God!" - unknown audience member

"Your songs are so unique...I like your chords." - Michelle Kwon, Cellist with The Delphi Trio

"You ARE the voice of God. I want to hear THAT voice." - Jenifer Humming, Inventor

" The Voice of God is most accurate. I have been living in SF now for almost three years, and I have yet to find anything as great as the pieces you have put together and I mean that with unwavering honesty." - Milton Nieves, Guitarist and Vocalist of Yours

"Hip Gnosis is SO COOL!" - Gene Bogart, Founder & Director at Forgiveness.tv

"What are you doing in this town?" (Livermore, CA) - Mogauwane Mahloele, South african drummer, singer, songwriter, teacher and instrument maker

"You're too good for this town." (Livermore, CA) - Steven Gary Schlussel, singer, songwriter, guitarist

"Your music is of great importance... we listen to the poets in our societies. We always have. You are a poet. You are important." - David Arthur West, Actor, Musican, Sound Engineer