Olivia & Aluna
Tue, May 16, 2017
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pmSOhO Restaurant and Music Club
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
This event is all ageshttp://www.sohosb.com/event/1449616/
Korby Lenker - firstborn son of a mortician and a school marm - is a skilled multi-instrumentalist and an award-winning songwriter. He was born and raised in Twin Falls Idaho, a mile from where Evel Knievel tried to jump the canyon on a motorcycle.
Winner of 1st place at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter's Competition (out of some 400 contestants), Korby is a dynamic, compelling performer — sometimes up on tip toe, singing in a hush, his performances are known for being engaging and personal, transparent and elevating. The Seattle Post-Intelligencerlikened his voice to "cool lemonade on a hot summer day."
Korby released his 6th full length self-titled record in March of 2014, and has been touring heavily since. In February he signed a licensing deal with Secret Road, and shortly afterward his song If I Prove False to You was added to rotation on Sirius XM "The Coffeehouse". Another track, Forbidden Fruitappeared on two episodes of AMC Family's "The Fosters." Music and Musicians Magazine dubbed Korby "Who's Next."
In addition to his music, Korby is a longtime writer of fiction and memoir. In December 2015 he saw the release of his first book. Medium Hero is a collection of short stories based on his 14 years of life as a touring indie musician. Entitled Medium Hero, it came out on Turner Publishing in December 2015 to warm reviews.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said the stories in Medium Hero are "Clever and well-crafted, with a tendency to linger in your mind." National Book Award winner Tim O'Brien said "Korby's keen control of narrative voice is spot-on in each of these stories — distinctive, disarming, entertaining and completely convincing."
Korby has performed internationally and has shared the stage with such legends as Willie Nelson and Ray Lamontagne, as well asNickel Creek, Tristan Prettyman, Susan Tedeschi, and many others. When he's not touring, he enjoys acting, bike riding and eating at Waffle House.
Sometimes they are sparse...sometimes filled with lots of little words. Often they are written about things like tasting sweet orange on your lips and wanting to kiss someone, so that they might experience tasting sweet orange on their lips. Kate Graves likes kissing. And singing. She hopes you will listen in. Hear her tunes at www.kategravesmusic.com
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
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