How does a quietly intense singer-songwriter reconcile the weathered box of snapshots from his past that includes a mortician father in Idaho, snake-handling religious revivals in West Virginia and live performances ranging from burnished bluegrass standards to arcane Cure covers? If you happen to be Korby Lenker, you make sense of it all by conjuring music every bit as eclectic and compelling as the improbable path that lead you to the stage.
Yes, Korby does indie pop. But at the same time, his voice and pen are both profound enough to appeal to fans of Americana poet laureates like Willie Nelson, Steve Earle and Ray Lamontagne, all of whom he's shared the stage with. Like Lenker himself, this music is intricate, multifaceted, heartfelt, brilliant.
His electrifying live performances swing effortlessly between moments of rocked-out abandon and intimate, aching tension. It all adds up to one of today's most important new voices, as a growing legion of followers in North America and the U.K. can eagerly attest. One listen to his eighth self-produced work, Lovers and Fools, will leave no doubt. Do yourself a favor and discover Korby Lenker.
Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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