Praise for Joe Kye: 

"Kye's music discharged a world of emotions within me...deliver[ing] a comforting divine message." Guitar World's Acoustic Nation7.17.15

Best in "Folk Rock" - 2016 SN&R's Sammies Music Awards

"Outstanding New Artist" and "Artist of the Year" - 2015 SN&R's Sammies Music Awards

"Anyone in the audience who hadn't heard of Joe Kye before will certainly remember him now: his solo set's lush violin loops left everyone in awe." Sacramento News & Review, 4.2.15

"The melody is so'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: 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


Praise for the Debut EP : 

2016 "Release of the Year" - SN&R's Sammies Music Awards

"Fans of... Andrew Bird and Sufjan Stevens should note Kye’s silky pop-varnished vocals, creative violin loops and layers of exuberant indie pop draped across a luscious symphonic landscape." Sacramento Bee, 5.6.15

"[the new EP] brings such richness, texture and orchestral grandeur that you immediately must listen again and again." Sacramento News & Review, 4.30.15

"His voice is a smooth tenor, matching seamlessly the bright shimmering string tones of his violin." City Scout4.27.15

"Kye has created a unique, evergreen quality to his music; it stays fresh...." Submerge Magazine4.27.15