State of Sound Stories: Cheetie Kumar, Guitarist, Chef, and Co-owner of King’s


Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-11-12 16:30:00 2019-11-12 16:30:00 Fishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill, Jr. Library


Event Description

State of Sound: Stories from NC State University Libraries invites individuals and groups to share their personal sound stories - their own creative paths that got them involved with sound - to highlight diverse ways forward for those interested in making sound a bigger part of their lives or careers.

Cheetie Kumar is a guitarist for the classic Raleigh psychedelic band Birds of Avalon, a James Beard-nominated chef at Raleigh's Garland, and one of the owners of King's, Raleigh's premiere rock and roll venue.  

Cheetie Kumar playing the guitar.
Cheetie Kumar playing the guitar.

Cheetie's story goes from India, to the Bronx, to the University of Massachusetts, to the world of rock and roll touring, to her world-renowned cooking - which she taught herself - and her infectious DIY spirit that ties it all together.

Contact Information

Jason Evans Groth

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

Image Credit: Julie Leonard