It is the effortless delivery of word and melody that draws you into the contented world of Bryon Friedman. From spacious ballads, smoke filled grooves, and tongue-in-cheek pop songs, Friedman easily navigates the over-crowded waters of the singer-songwriter domain and sails gently and confidently toward firm ground.
Bryon has spent most of his life traveling the world as a professional skier in pursuit of deep powder and the perfect turn. Spending countless hours in hotels, mountain tops, international terminals, and café’s surrounded by coaches, athletes, fans and journalists. All the while finding relief in the corner of a hotel lobby playing songs for a group of friends or penning lyrics on an airline napkin on an overnight trans-Atlantic flight. His trusty acoustic guitar accompanied him on nearly every trip as he crafted these songs.
Bryon was voted as the #1 Emerging Singer/Songwriter on Sirius/XM Radio’s Coffeehouse Channel in 2010. Two of his songs were recently featured on The Ski Channel’s major motion picture “The Story,” and he was selected for the 3rd Season of the Solutions For Dreamers (all proceeds to the World Food Program to help the fight against hunger). Upon release of A River’s End, his 3rd effort, Bryon has opened for The Band of Heathens, John Fogerty, and produced multiple records for Carhartt’s “Made By Hand” campaign.
Bryon’s latest musical project is his best yet. Collaborating with Grammy nominated musician/songwriter, Johnny Neel, has simultaneously complimented the maturity of his songwriting and arrangement of sound, delivering a rare warmth of authenticity that will leave you feeling like you’re in the right place.
The spirit lives on…future projects include Bryon and Johnny writing for the next record and recording with the Band of Heathens in Austin, TX. In the meantime, you’ll find them writing songs and playing shows wherever the river takes them; from the mountains, through the valleys, to the sea.