Stuck in a Freight Elevator

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Based on true events: Several years ago, while working as an intern at The Looking Glass Studios in NYC, Kaki King came in to work on some overdubs for what I believe was her first major label release. During the course of the session I helped her carry some guitars up from her car, and on our way back up to the studio, the freight elevator got stuck between floors. It was late, and the building was mostly empty, so there was no one to call for help. Now, as much as I'd like to tell you I did something heroic, the truth is, I completely froze. Fortunately, Kaki didn't. After a little deliberation, she very calmly pried the doors open enough for us to shimmy our way out.
During this whole event, I think I may have said two or three words to her. I certainly didn't tell her I was a fellow guitarist, and I most certainly didn't tell her I was a fan, which, in hindsight, is probably for the best - When you're stuck in an elevator late at night with someone you don't know, what you want them to say is "Let's get out of here" not "I'm a really big fan" Yeesh.
Anyhow, Kaki, if you're reading this, Thank you. I'm sure you probably don't remember any of this, but it's a good thing you were there. If I'd been by myself, who knows, I might still be stuck between the 4th and 5th floors at 632 Broadway. And for the record, I'm a fan.

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from Heart Lung Machine, released March 26, 2018
Zeb Gould - 12 String Guitar

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Zeb Gould New York, New York

Since moving to NYC from Indiana in 2003, Zeb Gould has released several critically-acclaimed albums both under his own name, as well as under the monikers of Bowery Boy Blue and Swojens. His earlier works fall under the genre of acoustic guitar instrumental (In the vein of John Fahey), while his later output, falls within the realm of indie folk singer/songwriter (akin to Will Oldham, etc.) ... more

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