Korby Lenker's voice has been described as "a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) and his songs are like wood on whitewater - sharp, smart and full of heart. In the tradition of John Prine and Jackson Brown, Korby has been quietly building a dedicated international fanbase of people who love great authentic songwriting and polished guitar work. Says No Depression Magazine, “One of the most striking things about seeing Lenker perform is his relationship with his guitar. He doesn't just play it, he becomes it -- or, maybe, it becomes a part of him.”
Son of a mortician and a school marm, Korby grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho, a few miles from where Evel Knievel tried to jump the Snake River Canyon on a motorcycle. He recently returned there to record his seventh album, Thousand Springs.
First place winner of the 2016 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase (past alum include Gregory Alan Isakov, Liz Longley, Deb Talan of the Weepies), Korby is constantly on tour. He has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Ray Lamontagne, Nickel Creek, and many others. In March of 2017, NPR Music premiered a video for "Let's Just Have Supper," a song he wrote and performed with Nora Jane Struthers, about getting along with people who think differently than you.
A longtime writer of fiction and essays, Korby first book, Medium Hero came out on Turner Publishing in December 2015 to critical acclaim. National Book Award winning author Tim O'Brien said, "Korby Lenker's keen control of narrative voice is spot-on in each of these stories -- distinctive, disarming, entertaining, and completely convincing." And Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wrote, "By chance, I saw Korby play music one night and knew I had to meet him. The stories in Medium Hero are just like his songs — clever and well-crafted, with a tendency to linger in your mind long after you’ve finished reading. Very entertaining!”