For several years, singer/songwriter Anthony Frijia honed his craft at open mics, bar gigs, and festivals in his home state of Maryland, sharing the stage with notable local acts Ballyhoo!, Pasadena, Skribe, and Pressing Strings.
The 2017 release of Frijia's first, full-length album Into the Valley was accompanied by a cross-country tour, which was halted suddenly, when he had to return home to Maryland due to medical emergency. After spending the next several months recovering physically, and mentally, Anthony picked up the guitar again, began writing, and simultaneously dove deeper into a different creative outlet- photography.
In early 2019, Anthony moved to San Diego with his mind set on exploring the wild, open spaces of the West from behind a camera lens, but quickly realized his love for songwriting and performing had traveled across the states with him. Drawing inspiration from popular americana, folk, and blues artists, Frijia returned to the studio in January 2020 with the goal of recording something that would more-closely resemble his live sound- an unmistakable, raw blend of soulful, lyrically-introspective vocals, paired with percussive, acoustic guitar- and wound up with his newest release: Through a Black Wind (4/27). The 5-song EP, spearheaded by the single Wild Horses, and largely inspired by his cross-country move, comes on the heels of a solo tour, for which Frijia played several shows across the southwest and continued to live out of his van.