CANADIAN COWBOY STORYTELLER CORB LUND
TOURS TEXAS AND THE MIDWEST IN NOVEMBER
On the heels of his upcoming new EP, Cover Your Tracks (released September 13, 2019 via New West Records), Corb Lund’s tour hits nineteen cities in nine states, starting with Sioux Falls, S.D. on November 5th and kicking up dust all the way down to Tomball, Tex. on November 26th. Lund, an authentic cowboy songwriter, is hitting areas of the American heartland that are home to some of his most supportive audiences. He and his band, the Hurtin’ Albertans, will be bringing their high-energy brand of “Agricultural Tragic” country and western with them, which blends Lund’s stories with shades of Western swing, rockabilly, honky-tonk, talking blues and outlaw country.
A product of a family that goes back many generations on both sides as ranchers and rodeo contestants in the Rocky Mountains of his native Alberta, Canada, Lund finds a common bond with those who make their living working on the land. He embraces his Western heritage by writing and singing songs that touch on authentic cowboy themes past and present, filtered through his unique lens. His music resonates deeply with those who still value their rural heritage as well as with urban listeners who appreciate the universal and quirky themes of his storytelling.
The tour offers Lund an opportunity to share some of the songs that have inspired him throughout his career as well as to road-test some brand new material of his own from his upcoming 2020 release. It’s the former material that finds a focus on Cover Your Tracks, an eight-song EP that consists of covers by such varied artists as AC/DC, Nancy Sinatra, Billy Joel, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Willie Nelson & Ray Charles, and Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. The EP features appearances by frequent collaborator Hayes Carll, as well as a duet of AC/DC’s “Ride On” with revered Canadian Western singer-songwriter Ian Tyson.
“It’s gonna be fun to bring these songs to audiences that already know me for my own music,” Lund says. “It will give them a bit of insight into where my musical beginnings lie. I’m also really excited to try out a bunch of my own brand new stuff from my upcoming album.”
The new tour and EP are the latest chapters in a career that’s made Lund something of a legend himself. He’s the recipient of multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nominations and wins. His seventh album, Cabin Fever, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts; three of his records have been certified Gold, and his last studio album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell), cemented his status as one of the best contemporary country singer-songwriters working today. NPR said, “The album is a high mark of a long career” while Rolling Stone named Lund one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” stating, “Things That Can’t Be Undone finds Lund flirting in fresh sonic waters, while still keeping his sardonic mix of eerie lyrics and deceptively joyful vamps well intact.” PopMatters exclaimed, “Melodically engaging and narratively compelling, Things That Can’t Be Undone furthers the case for Corb Lund as one of the best contemporary country songwriters.”
Lund has been in the studio recording a new album of original material, to be released in early 2020.