Longtime East Nashville resident Korby Lenker returned to his native Idaho to record his 7th studio album Thousand Springs. Eschewing the standard recording studio, Lenker recorded his latest batch of songs in various places important to him as a child – the Snake River Canyon, Craters of the Moon, and in a small cabin north of Sun Valley. Letting the natural landscape set the tone, he recorded during the day and slept in a tent at night. Then, after laying down the guitar and vocal tracks, Korby took to the road, adding more than 30 artists to his dozen songs, including Critter Eldridge (Punch Brothers), Anna Tivel, Jeffery Martin, Anthony Da CostaCarrie ElkinAngel SnowAmy SpeaceMatt the Electrician, and many others. The result earned, among other accolades, a 4 star review from MOJO Magazine, who called it “Scintillating Songwriting from a travellin’ man.”
 
Korby is the recipient of numerous songwriting awards – most recently a 1st place win at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriters’ contest (past alum include Gregory Alan Isakov and Deb Talan from the Weepies, to name a few). In March, NPR Music premiered the song and video he wrote and performed with Nora Jane Struthers ‘Let’s Just Have Supper.’ Korby tours constantly and has shared the stage with Willie NelsonRay LamontagneNickel Creek and many others.
 
In addition to his musical creations, Korby is a published author. His collection of short stories, Medium Hero, came out December 2015 on Turner Publishing and received critical praise from such variegated sources as National Book Award-winning author Tim O’Brien, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Kirkus Reviews
In summer of 2018, Lenker turned his efforts toward the small screen, creating a scripted series based on his life as traveling singer-songwriter. Lenker wrote, produced and stars in a web series called MORSE CODE, which premiers August 3

With support from KATIE SPENCER

“Katie’s guitar playing has echoes of my dear friend the late great Bert Jansch. Like a musical weaver she threads her poetic lyrics through the guitar’s strings and produces little tapestries of song.” – Ralph McTell

 “Haunting, escapist and moving…” – Three Chords and The Truth

Every once in a while we are blessed with a singer who is quite simply born to write and perform exquisite songs with confident, gentle assurance. Based in the UK, Katie Spencer is a progressive-folk singer songwriter and guitarist inspired by the people and her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside. Spencer has gigged extensively in the past three years both headlining and supporting established artists – most recently opening shows for Ralph McTell, Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) and Martin Stephenson & The Daintees. She has also received radio play from the likes of Iain Anderson – BBC Radio Scotland, and BBC Introducing.

 “Drawing on influences such as John Martyn, Roy Harper and Laura Marling, Spencer creates modern folk music which owes as much to East Riding as it does to the American greats, with her striking vocals and adept songwriting backed by evocative and complex acoustic guitar.” Wake The Deaf

Her debut studio release ‘Good Morning Sky’ was released in May 2017 and saw Katie working with a number of outstanding musicians, namely Ted McKenna (Rory Gallagher, SAHB) and Foss Paterson (John Martyn, Jethro Tull). Recorded in Glasgow, the atmosphere of the Mini-Album “recalls some of the essence of [John] Martyn’s best music. The songs are treated to a delicate and mature guitar style to go with her distinctively graceful voice”, Northern Sky Magazine.

RnR Magazine celebrated Good Morning Sky, saying “her dense, brooding and heartfelt songs have an attractive dreamlike quality that suggest a bright future.” 

Folk Radio UK gave similar praise for Spencer’s mini-album – “as debuts go Katie Spencer is clearly off to a flying start.”

FATEA Magazine reviewed her performance at Folk On The Farm, saying “I had not seen Katie before but was immediately and hugely impressed. With her reverb-laden acoustic guitar, powerful and original song writing and a voice like warm honey, she was for me, the discovery of the festival.”

 “Favourite is singer songwriter Katie Spencer … the best lyrics I’ve heard in years.” Louder Than War (at Beverley Folk Festival)

“One of our busiest gigging musicians” – Alan Raw, BBC Introducing

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