Laserbeams and Dreams (2011, City Salvage Records/UFO)
Laserbeams and Dreams was recorded over a twenty-four hour period with a lone bottleneck guitar overdub on "Pennsylvania Blues." The album was mixed in the studio as Friedman, bassist Stephan Crump (Vijay Iyer), and guitarist David "Goody" Goodrich (Chris Smither) rolled along. "May I Rest When Death Approaches" is based upon poems written by Friedman's father-in-law during his final hours.
Weary Things (2009, City Salvage Records/UFO)
"What Friedman sees through his windshield isn't Greil Marcus's Old Weird America, but the weird new America where the pastoral is no longer pure." —from the album's liner notes, written by author David Gates
Taken Man (2006, City Salvage Records/UFO)
Friedman's debut album of original songs, Taken Man was recorded less than a year after the artist learned his first chords on the guitar. The album features appearances by Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor, Paul Curreri, Devon Sproule, Natalia Zukerman, and Melissa Ferrick. The title track appeared at #30 on a "207 Best Songs To Download in 2007" list compiled by The New York Post, while the song "Probably Shouldn't Call" was cited by The Avett Brothers' Scott Avett among one of his favorites in a 2012 Vanity Fair interview.