Singer, songwriter, and violinist Joe Kye talks about his immigrant experience, and how that led creatively to his album MIGRANTS. Joe discusses how music was an escape for him during childhood, his improvisational violin-playing style, and his focus on feeding the audience rather than presenting perfection. (Intro: Unfettered)
Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist-looper and vocalist Joe Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013. With his lush string loops and eclectic style. Kye weaves together diverse textures and genres, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners. After studying music and culture at Yale University, Kye left a career as a high school educator to pursue music full-time. Following the release of his acclaimed 2015 EP, “Joseph in the Well”, Kye toured the United States with performances opening for world-renown cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Senator Bernie Sanders, along with a nationally broadcast performance on NPR’s Science Friday. His latest album “Migrants” is available for purchase immediately on his website, and on all digital platforms in 2018.