Long-time East Nashville resident Korby Lenker was born in Idaho on the Snake River Canyon, about a mile from Evel Knieval’s failed motorcycle jump of the 1970s. His smart, heartfelt, quirky songs have won several songwriting awards, and he continues to tour internationally. A published author, Korby’s first book, Medium Hero, was released in 2015 on Turner Publishing to warm reviews from such sources as National Book Award-winning author Tim O’Brien, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Kirkus Reviews. Korby’s latest project is a scripted web series called, Morse Code, which he created, produces and stars. The Tennessean dubbed it “quirky and dryly funny”. The 4th episode premiered in May 2019.
“For me, songwriting isn’t separate from playing and singing. They all go together. That’s probably why I’m asinger-songwriter, and not a pure songwriter. I’m not saying this is the best way or the right way, it’s just what makes sense to me. Creativity isn’t something you do for a few hours a day. It’s a lifestyle. The way you eat breakfast will influence the next song you write, or whether you called that friend in a moment of need…that’s going to be connected in some way to a chord progression you might come up with. You are always shaping who you are, and who you are, becomes what you create.”
– Korby Lenker