In The Row with Korby Lenker, Nora Jane Struthers, Carl Anderson and Betsy Phillips

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In The Row with Korby Lenker, Nora Jane Struthers, Carl Anderson and Betsy Phillips
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:00 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • No cover charge
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
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  • When: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 6:00 PM (Doors open at 5:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 5:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: No cover charge
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.

There are 20 tables and 10 bar seats available for reservation. Pew Seats for these shows are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/ first served basis when doors open..
Korby Lenker: Idaho-born, longtime East Nashville resident Korby Lenker takes a lot of chances. He’s long been a heavy-touring, award-winning singer-songwriter; in 2015, he added published author to his resume, and now, as creator and star of a new scripted web-series called MORSE CODE Korby continues to take the definition of ‘independent creative’ and push it forward.

His live shows swing between a whisper and a shout, prompting tastemaker roots mag No Depression to note: "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.” 

Even his approach to making records is unorthodox. Lenker recorded his latest batch of songs in his native Idaho, in various places important to him as a child - the Snake River Canyon, 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. The result, Thousand Springs, earned, among other accolades, a 4 star review from MOJO Magazine, who dubbed his effort “Scintillating songwriting from a travellin’ man.”

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, Liz Longley and Deb Talan, to name a few). In March, 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.
Nora Jane Struthers:
Nora Jane Struthers has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists," says Ann Powers of NPR Music. There’s an honesty and energy to Nora Jane’s stage presence; a vulnerability that is part and parcel of great artistry. In one moment, she joyfully leads the audience in a dance party … in the next, she lays her soul bare for the world to hear. A performance by Nora Jane and her band is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the room is having a damn good time.

Carl Anderson: Carl Anderson's "adept folksy songwriting and never-fail sense of humor took him from a local festival staple to a full-time Tennessee troubadour. His earnest lyrics, sincere, rich baritone vocals and simple acoustic guitar stylings find him trailing a long wake of critical praise."
Betsy Phillips: Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Betsy Phillips’ voice is as serene and calming as the flatlands of her native midwest.  Touched with a hint of sadness but an assurance that everything will be alright, Phillips’ voice is a manifestation of her steadfast and patient mindset.  “I didn’t move to Nashville knowing how to write great songs, but I decided that writing songs was something I was going to do, and something I was going to be good at.”

For the making of her new EP Like We’re Talking, Phillips reached out to producer Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive, Erin Rae).  The recording features guitarist Anthony da Costa (Sarah Jarosz, Joy Williams), and bassist Ethan Jodziewicz (Sierra Hull), both of whom compliment Phillips’ voice with careful attention to detail and musicality. The result is stunning, with material touching on everything from personal relationships to Phillips’ childhood home in “We Don’t Stay”. From the sounds of Like We’re Talking, Phillips is paving her own artistic path with a steady and deliberate beauty.