“"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 Magazine
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1st place Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Finalist 2016
2nd place Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest 2017
Finalist, New Song Competition 2015
Finalist, Telluride Troubadour Competition 2013
Winner, Kerrville New Folk Contest 2012
Winner, International Songwriting Contest 2010
1st place, Merlefest Songwriting Competition 2006
Finalist, Merlefest Songwriting Competition 2005
1st place, Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival 2004
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (Lyons, Colorado)
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
Red River Folk Festival
Sasquatch (The Gorge)
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Kerrville Folk Festival
Daytrotter Session (March 2014)
March 7 ---East Nashville resident Korby Lenker takes the stage at Olive Street. A long-time heavy-touring, award-winning singer-songwriter; in 2015, he added published author to his resume, and now, to keep things interesting he is the creator and star of a new scripted web-series called MORSE CODE.
In 2016 Korby took a 1st place win at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriters’ contest and NPR Music premiered the song and video he wrote and performed with Americana queen Nora Jane Struthers called ‘Let’s Just Have Supper.’ Korby tours constantly and has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Ray Lamontagne, Nickel Creek and many others.
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.
In summer of 2018, Lenker turned his efforts toward the small screen, creating a scripted show loosely based on his life as traveling singer-songwriter. Lenker wrote, produced and stars in a web series called MORSE CODE. The Tennessean called it “charming and dryly funny” and the Nashville Scene gave the self-produced effort a coveted "Critics’ Pick.”