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A Musical Life: Jack Korbel

Jack Korbel lead The Jack Korbel Confluence and has released albums such as Ingenious Plans and So Much Depends on the Weather. He is a Wichita State University graduate student studying speech-language pathology and holds a degree from WSU in English Literature. 

“The reason I majored in English is because I wanted to become the kind of songwriter I admire, songwriters who tell stories with a poetic sensibility.

My band is called The Jack Korbel Confluence because I want to bring together not only my songwriting abilities but also a certain level of musical excellence that I can’t bring, so I surround myself with musicians who are much better players than I am.

What I really strive to do when I write my own song lyrics is that there is a story to it, a meaning. It might be an abstract story but it still has meaning and not just the semblance of meaning.”

Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.