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. 

Joseph in the Well EP

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Joseph in the Well EP


Joseph in the Well's acclaimed self-titled debut EP. 

Praise for the debut EP: 

"...playful, freeing and healing...inspires an unyielding desire for happiness, gratitude and curiosity... tugs at the heartstrings of lovers of life, the wounded, seekers of joy, good and justice." Guitar World Magazine

"Joseph in the Well is complex but feels elegantly simple. It’s effortless to enjoy and you still feel its effect after it’s gone." The Equal Ground "TOP ALBUM" 

"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


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Joseph in the Well's debut EP, released in May of 2015. 

Recorded, mixed, mastered, by Sean Stack at Fat Cat Recording, Sacramento, CA. 

Album art by Matt Jenkins.