Wed 22nd August 8:30pm
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 Costa, Carrie Elkin, Angel Snow, Amy Speace, Matt 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 Nelson, Ray Lamontagne, Nickel 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.