JOE KYE

ONE LOOP AT A TIME

Joe Kye is a violinist-looper, composer, and producer based in Portland, OR. Born in Korea, raised in Seattle, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners. 

"The melody is so great...it's hard not to feel happy, even though he's lamenting consumerism..."  Insight, Capitol Public Radio, 2.10.15

"An excellent job mashing-up classical violin and modern pop-stylings..."  Hooks & Stone: A Podcast, 1.26.15

"whimsical acoustic sound, similar to artists such as Andrew Bird and Dana Falconberry."  The Mod, Capitol Public Radio, 9.22.14

"...strike[s] a balance between folk rock's emotional rawness and classical chamber elegance."  Sacramento News & Review, 5.8.14