Multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter Korby Lenker is a modern Renaissance Man. He released his 8th studio album, Man in the Maroon in May 2021, which sent waves through many critical circles, making the year’s “Best Albums of the Year” List by American Songwriter Magazine. A published author of fiction, he’s now working on a tv show he created, inspired by his life as a career indie touring folksinger.
Born in Idaho on the Snake River Canyon, Korby’s smart, heartfelt songs have won several songwriting awards, including both wins and finalist appearances at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest, Telluride Troubadour Competition, Kerrville Folk Festival, Merlefest, and the International Songwriting Competition.
December 2015 saw the publication of Korby’s first book, a collection of short stories called Medium Hero. A critical success, the effort was warmly received from widely diverse sources such as Steve Wozniak and National Book Award-winning author Tim O’Brien, who wrote: “Korby’s keen control of narrative voice is spot-on in each of these stories — distinctive, disarming, entertaining and completely convincing.”
Korby’s latest project is a scripted television series called Morse Code, which he wrote with Still the King creator Travis Nicholson. Featuring new original music with each episode, Morse Code takes an intimate, authentic look into the life and challenges of an indie folksinger in the present age. The pilot was filmed in East Nashville in February and is currently in post-production with a Nashville premiere slated for November 2022.