That One Eyed Kid
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
7:00pm to 9:00pm
All Ages FREE
That One Eyed Kid
That One Eyed Kid is the monicker of Josh Friedman, an Boston-based independent songwriter, performer, and producer. Building from a soulful vocal performance, synth pop production, and delicate layers of acoustic and electronic instruments, T1EK’s songs are about embracing our deepest insecurities and holding them up to the light.
Until 2012 Josh was the keyboardist for the pop/rock band The Fates. When he wasn’t recording covers for his YouTube channel (with one in particular going viral) Josh began writing and producing his own material. In between outings with The Fates he started recording under the moniker That One Eyed Kid, a tongue-in-cheek reference to his bout with cancer resulting in the loss of his left eye. After the band broke up in 2012 it became his primary music outlet. As ThatOneEyedKid he has released 2 EPs and has toured all around New England and the Midwest. His upcoming EP Crash and Burn (due out in May) was co-
produced with Adam Korbesmeyer (Esther Dean, Tribe Society), mixed by Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Magic Man) and mastered by Grammy award-winning Greg Calbi (John Mayer, Sara Bareilles).
Crash and Burn is drawn from Josh’s journey riding the waves of ego, obsession, and burn out while pursuing his highest ambitions. After the release of his last EP Josh immediately began writing and demoing new material with co-producer Adam Korbesmeyer. Josh set out to make his new material fit a contemporary pop production while incorporating raw, emotional lyrics inspired by his struggle and success as a working artist.
Set to a tight indie pop grooves, tracks like “Burn Out Right” and “Bright Big Red” embraces the bravado and over-confidence of pursuing your wildest dreams. Disguised among catchy vocal hooks and synth lines,“No Touching” and “Native Advertising” explore what we experience at our lowest lows. Influences include Miike Snow, Bon Iver, Passion Pit, and James Blake.
Crash and Burn will be released on CD and digital May 5th 2017.
Listen to his latest EP “Always” here: