Please join us for a house concert with Korby Lenker on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3 pm. We heard Korby a few months ago performing live on KPFA and booked him immediately! $20 suggested donation. Please RSVP below or email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. We will provide the exact address when we confirm your RSVP. You may come any time after about 2:30 pm. Please BYOB and/or snacks/finger food/small dish for yourself and to share if you like. There is a video below.

Longtime East Nashville resident Korby Lenker returned to his native Idaho to record his 7th studio album Thousand Springs. Eschewing the standard recording studio, Lenker recorded his latest batch of songs in various places important to him as a child – the Snake River Canyon (see pic below), Craters of the Moon, and in a small cabin north of Sun Valley. Letting the natural landscape set the tone, he recorded during the day and slept in a tent at night. Then, after laying down the guitar and vocal tracks, Korby took to the road, adding more than 30 artists to his dozen songs, including Critter Eldridge, Anthony Da Costa, Carrie Elkin, Angel Snow, Amy Speace, Matt the Electrician, and many others.

Korby is the recipient of numerous songwriting awards – most recently a 1st place win at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriters’ contest (past alum include Gregory Alan Isakov and Deb Talen, to name a few). In March, NPR Music premiered the song and video he wrote and performed with Nora Jane Struthers ‘Let’s Just Have Supper.’ Korby tours constantly and has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Ray Lamontagne, Nickel Creek and many others.

In addition to his musical creations, Korby is a published author. His collection of short stories, Medium Hero, came out December 2015 on Turner Publishing and received critical praise from such variegated sources as National Book Award-winning author Tim O’Brien, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Kirkus Reviews. 

Korby Lenker Press Quotes.
“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.”  – No Depression

“His self-titled new album is filled with excellent playing, charming hooks and lots of spirited variety — from rootsy vibes to indie-pop.”  – Idaho Statesman

“…sweet, likable, even huggable folk-pop confections.” – American Songwriter Magazine

Korby’s Website: https://korbylenker.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0YNSAOr27AlzPCm8l6F273

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Please join us for a house concert with Curtis McMurtry on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. $15-20 suggested donation. All donations go to the artist. Please RSVP below or email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. We will provide our address when we confirm your RSVP. You may come any time after 7:30 pm. Bring snacks/finger food and beverage(s) for yourself and/or to share if you like.

Curtis McMurtry writes about villains that think they’re victims. Influenced by Fiona Apple, Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Cohen, Curtis’ music combines piercing lyrics with lush chords and unusual arrangements. His first solo album “Respectable Enemy” was released in August 2014, and drew comparisons to Calexico and John Fullbright. His sophomore album “The Hornet’s Nest” is was released in February 2017, and continues to garner critical acclaim.​

Curtis was born and raised in Austin, Texas and grew up listening to local musicians Warren Hood, Ephraim Owens, Seela, and his father, James McMurtry. Curtis studied music composition and ethnomusicology in college, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. After graduation, Curtis moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting by co-writing with elder statesmen including Fred Koller and Guy Clark. He has since moved back to Austin where he performs as a quartet with cellist Diana Burgess (of Mother Falcon), upright bassist Taylor Turner (of Magia Negra) and trumpeter Nathan Calzada.

Curtis McMurtry – Rebecca

Curtis McMurtry – Loves Me More

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