Singer/songwriter Korby Lenker will celebrate the release of his new album “Thousand Springs” with a special concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at Grace Episcopal Church.
For many artists, stepping into a studio to record an album can be challenging enough. But when Lenker, now of Nasvhille, began working on this, his seventh album, he decided to skip the studio altogether and head to his home state of Idaho to record in places that held particular meaning for him.
Venturing forth with his guitar, some recording gear and a tent, he captured his vocal and guitar parts in more than a dozen locales, including the edge of the Snake River Canyon, a cabin north of Sun Valley and his undertaker father’s mortuary.
Then he spent months driving around the country to collect vocal and instrumental contributions from nearly 30 of today’s finest folk talents, among them Nora Jane Struthers, Anthony Da Costa, Carrie Elkin, Amy Speace, Molly Tuttle, Kai Welch, Angel Snow, Becky Warren and the Punch Brothers’ Chris “Critter” Eldridge.
In Madison, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; and then Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, Austin and Nashville, he recorded their work in backyards, hotel rooms and even a bookstore.
Tickets, starting at $15 each, are available at www.gracehere.org/blog/korby-lenker-concert.
Visit www.korbylenker.com/ to learn more about Lenker and hear a sample of his music.
Grace Church is at 8595 East Day Road.