Who The Heck Is Corban Welter?
“Any old place I hang my hat is home sweet home to me.” This phrase is drifting line that shows up in a bunch of the old American folk and blues songs Corban Welter holds closest to his heart -a traveler’s mantra of sorts.
As a Singer-Songwriter and mandolinist, Corban’s music is informed by traveling he did from a very young age because of his father’s work. Washington State, California, Hawaii, Japan, Bahrain, Belgium, The Netherlands – and that’s just a start. He still hasn’t lived in one place for more than two consecutive years.
Corban is drawn to folk music for its rawness, its realness, its lack of pretense, and its storytelling. Equally inspired by centuries-old folk ballads and more contemporary songwriters like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Gordon Lightfoot, Corban is on a mission to write and perform the music that he thinks needs to exist, but can’t find in the world.