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Music: Korby Lenker, Jesse Terry to play the Frog

Jesse Terry, above, performs with Korby Lenker Aug. 5 at the Green Frog.
Jesse Terry, above, performs with Korby Lenker Aug. 5 at the Green Frog. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Growing up in Idaho, singer, songwriter Korby Lenker started taking piano lessons at the age of 8. While attending Western Washington University, he formed a regionally successful alt-bluegrass band called the Barbed Wire Cutters in the late 1990s.

When the Cutters broke up after a pair of well-received albums — 2002’s self-titled album and 2003’s “Full Moon to Rise” — he moved to Seattle to focus on a solo career, and then moved to Nashville in 2007. Lenker has released several solo albums; “First Takes” in 2001, “Ghost of Whiteboy” the year after, “Bellingham” in 2003, and “King of Hearts” in 2006. His self-titled album appeared in 2014.

Jesse Terry is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has toured the U.S., Europe and elsewhere. Along the way he landed a Nashville publishing deal and attended Berklee College of Music.

He’s a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The International Songwriting Competition, and the NSAI/CMT Song Contest. His songs have been featured on many network TV shows, including ABC’s “Forever,” the CWTV’s “Hart of Dixie,” and PBS’ “Roadtrip Nation.” He recently released a new EP, joining his three full-length albums.

The two perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Tickets are $10.

More on Lenker: korbylenker.com. More on Terry: jesseterrymusic.com

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