Kat Pace

Bonfire Presents:

Kat Pace

Korby Lenker

Wed, November 15, 2017

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

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Kat Pace
Kat Pace
Growing up, singer-songwriter Kat Pace charmed her family and everyone within an earshot, strutting around, singing along to every song she could into a hairbrush. In 2013 a chance opportunity to record some vocal demos for her burgeoning theater career brought her back to those musical roots. Embracing this new chapter in creativity and confidence, Kat issued her masterful debut EP, the aptly titled Survivor in 2014. The process of recording would return her back to music for good. “The medium of recording helped me find myself,” Kat affirms.
Kat has garnered an engaged fanbase through performing regularly in New York and Philadelphia. Select live highlights include performing at a Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising events with a host of performers, including Joan Jett. In September 2016, she started working on her first full-length album, Back Home. The album showcases a refined pop vibe glimmering with hues of blues, soul, and rock and roll.
Her current album was produced by nine-time Grammy award-winning producer Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo outside of Kat’s hometown, Philadelphia. Nicolo has worked with artists such as Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, Lauryn Hill and Cypress Hill. Back Home has certainly benefitted from “The Butcher’s” years of experience and his famous ear for greatness. Thematically, the album offers a message of self-knowledge, strength, and empowerment.
While Kat is always growing as an artist, Back Home will always have relevant meaning to her path and to the impact she hopes to make with her music. “I wasn’t brave and independent when I was a kid, but music has given me confidence, and now I want to do that for others through writing about strength and independence,” she says.
Korby Lenker
Korby Lenker
Longtime East Nashville resident Korby Lenker returned to his native Idaho to record his 7th studio album Thousand Springs. Eschewing the standard recording studio, Lenker recorded his latest batch of songs in various places important to him as a child - the Snake River Canyon (see pic below), 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. Then, after laying down the guitar and vocal tracks, Korby took to the road, adding more than 30 artists to his dozen songs, including Critter Eldridge, Anthony Da Costa, Carrie Elkin, Angel Snow, Amy Speace, Matt the Electrician, and many others.

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 and Deb Talan, to name a few). In March, NPR Music premiered the song and video he wrote and performed with Nora Jane Struthers ‘Let’s Just Have Supper.’ Korby tours constantly and has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Ray Lamontagne, Nickel Creek and many others.

In addition to his musical creations, Korby is a published author. 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.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107