Band: Froggy Fresh
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26, with doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 day of show/$50 VIP available through venue website
Froggy Fresh will be performing his first and last show in the Azalea City. In 2012, he began to gather a following with the YouTube release of “The Baddest.” With his Southern-tinged simpleton lyrics, runny nose and low-budget companion video, Froggy Fresh left new listeners scratching their heads as to whether this track was serious or a viral internet novelty.
Either way, Froggy Fresh continued releasing his humorous songs, such as “Christmas” and “The Fight,” while adding to his fanbase and his critics along the way. His offbeat hip-hop style even scored him an appearance on Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0.” As far as why he chose hip-hop, Froggy Fresh says his love of the genre and the relatively simple methods of producing tracks made it easy to enter the music world.
“I grew up listening to hip-hop,” Froggy Fresh said. “It’s just cool, especially when you’re a kid. It’s just fun music, and it’s also simple. It was just a good place to start, and it’s easy to make. You don’t need musicians and a studio to make hip-hop.”
Even though this will be his last tour, Froggy Fresh says his musical career is far from over. His new music will be released under his real name, Tyler Cassidy. He also plans to release songs that are worlds away from his current repertoire. Fans are already getting their first taste of what he calls “pop with soul undertones” through internet releases featuring Cassidy armed with just a piano and his voice.
“I’m writing nonstop and just listening and studying music as much as I can and pushing myself in every aspect that I can to learn more musically,” Froggy Fresh said.
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