Korby Lenker

Korby Lenker

Jeff Cramer, Vincent Colbert

Thursday · May 3, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Korby Lenker
Korby Lenker
Says tastemaker magazine No Depression, "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."

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.
Jeff Cramer
Jeff is a Denver, CO based artist with roots in the great state of Wisconsin. A vocalist and picker of all forms of wooden music and americana, Jeff's sound is a meld of American roots to indie folk, country, and old fashioned rock n' roll. When not performing at various venues around Denver, CO, or somewhere on the road, you can find Jeff playing music in backyards and living rooms across Colorado -- and when lucky, around bonfires beside the lakes of Wisconsin's Northwoods.
Vincent Colbert
Vincent Colbert
Few artists offer as compelling a narrative of heartache and hope as Denver-based songwriter Vincent Colbert. “For all their vulnerability, his songs exhibit a fierce resilience to life’s struggles,” says Joshua Pickard of Nooga.com.

2015 saw the release of Colbert’s debut EP, “Stranger in My House.” The album was lauded by For Folk’s Sake as a “scorched beauty,” one for fans of both Ryan Adams and Dylan LeBlanc, yet noting that “Signs are promising that Colbert has the ability to stand outside of any comparisons.”

Expanding his sound to include more full-band arrangements, Colbert released his first full-length album, “Unwind,” in 2016. “It’s an album meant to relax and pull you out of your seat all at once” writes EarToTheGround. “There’s a delicacy in both Colbert’s songwriting and delivery. Even once the ‘big’ sound comes in…it does so with a sweeping passion.”

Colbert’s work as a songwriter was recognized in 2016 as a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, and as an honorable mention in 2017. He was also featured on American Songwriter’s “Daily Discovery.”

In what would become his most personal and affecting album to date, Colbert released the EP “Dark Days” in 2017. EarToTheGround highlights the “healing in these sounds; the harmonies, melodies, and beautiful execution (that) remind us that love will prevail.”
Venue Information:
The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.thewalnutroom.com/