It's a hard life in the mountains! Born in Atlanta and raised in Park
City, Utah, this professional skier has been lucky enough to travel
the world skiing the most beautiful yet challenging mountains while
carrying his guitar the entire way. After a severe leg injury in a
World Cup downhill in Chamonix, France in January 2005, Bryon took
refuge in Santa Barbara, CA where he currently resides. Since the
injury he has been able to take a step back from the competitive world
and focus more on his creative side through music. The result, Bryon's
first album "Road Sodas," which he wrote, produced, and recorded with
some help from his friends in Park City (Bryon Friedman –
Vocals/Acoustic Guitar, Trevor Nealon - Keyboards, Damien Roomets -
Bass/Dobro, and Matt Gordon – Drums/Percussion).
The Sound: Great things come from the opposition of ideas and attitudes. In this vein, Bryon Friedman is an artist of extremes. Although comfortable at high speeds, his soundscape is more lazy river, confidence in time, and unrushed. His words are both specific ("you're only five foot two") and open ("can't wash his thoughts upstairs"), drawing the line between biography and gentle optimism. Backed by a real barbeque band of friends, there is something more to his melodies than the monkey trap of singer-songwriter appeal, the layers of melodica, Wurlitzer, and percussion lend to a ribs and beer party vibe. Whether its his lyrics, sounds, or vibe that you get lost in when listening to Bryon’s first recorded offering, Road Sodas, will draw in listeners from the whole spectrum.
The Stats: Bryon has opened for the Doobie Brothers, Train, and most recently, Robert Earl Keen. Bryon can be heard on local radio (Idaho, Utah, Colorado) and has done a live recording session for Sirius Satellite Radio, which is featured on their Coffee House channel! He has sold out shows in California, Colorado, and Utah.