Corb Lund

Years at MusicFest: 6
Releases: Counterfeit Blues (2014), Cabin Fever (2012), Losin’ Lately Gambler (2009), Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! (2007), Hair In My Eyes Like a Highland Steer (2005), Five Dollar Bill (2002), Unforgiving Mistress (1999), Modern Pain (1995)

Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund’s song craft covers it all. From a rustic retreat deep in the Rocky Mountain forest, Cabin Fever, Lund’s enthralling new album, evolved from a period of introspection and hard traveling. Backed by his longtime band, The Hurtin’ Albertans, the JUNO Award recipient has won kudos in his native land; the Canadian Country Music Association has named Lund Roots Artist of the Year seven consecutive years from 2004 – 2010. With a dozen great new songs under his belt, Corb plans to take the show on the road, just as he’s done for the past two decades. The DIY spirit lives with Lund, who has done everything from printing his band’s T-shirts to booking gigs to writing press releases. Road dogs, Lund and the band headline Canadian country and folk festivals, as well as gigging at New York City nightspots and America’s finest honky-tonks. As for Corb Lund, his Western heritage stays with him, no matter where he roams. “My whole life is sort of a dichotomy between being a cowboy kid and living in a city,” says Lund. “I guess that informs my music too.”

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