Fremont Abbey Concert
Three singer/songwriters will be performing at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center on Thursday, July 20th, starting at 8 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm.) Each brings their own brand of Americana to the stage.
Korby Lenker just released his 7th album, Thousand Springs, and recorded the music in a unique way. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, he brought the purchased recording equipment and high-quality battery (often used in climbing expeditions) to different areas of the country that held personal meaning for him. These included, among others, Parnassus Bookstore (run by author Ann Patchett) in Nashville where Korby lives and along the Snake River Canyon in Idaho near where he grew up, recording the main vocal and guitar tracks for each song. He blogged and slept in a tent each night. Guest musicians on the album are friends he recorded during his journeys. Hear what he sounds like here.
Some of the numerous awards Korby has received: “a significant amount of airplay on the legendary Seattle indie rock station KEXP; a BBC 2 interview with Bob Harris, which is only about the highest honor a rootsy singer-songwriter touring the UK can get; opening slots for acts ranging from Willie Nelson to Ray LaMontagne, Nickel Creek, Keith Urban, Susan Tedeschi, and Tristan Prettyman; and wins in the Merlefest folk songwriting contest as well as the Kerrville Folk Festival’s elite New Folk songwriting competition.”
Rebecca Loebe is currently on her 8th international music tour, having already travelled to 44 U.S. states, Europe, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Japan in the past decade. She performed in season 1 on The Voice, made Alternative Root Magazine’s annual list of The Top 10 Female Singers in America, and won the Kerr New Folk Award for her songwriting ability. Her 2010 Mystery Prize album made Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums of the Year, among other accolades. Rebecca’s new album, Blink, was released this year. Hear what she sounds like here.
Austin singer/songwriter Mandy Rowden has recorded two albums and is a 9-year veteran of a six-week workshop series called Guitar Girl which runs 25 music classes per week. She started the program to teach women how to become competent at different aspects of musicianship, especially in the rock genre. Her skill on five instruments and songwriting ability no doubt have aided in this endeavor. Mandy’s most recent album, 1,000 Miles, came out last year. Listen here.
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