Lund’s ‘Cabin Fever’ coming to Kootenays

Canada's Alt-Country maestro will be making his way west, with stops in Cranbrook and Trail, later this spring.

Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans will be playing Cranbrook in May.

Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans will be playing Cranbrook in May.

Canada’s Alt-Country maestro will be making his way west, with stops in Cranbrook and Trail, later this spring.

Corb Lund is described by music critics, as Americana, traditional country artist, alternative country artist, singer-songwriter and country- rock artist. Surprisingly, they all fit, and so do the titles of some of his most popular songs. Songs like, The Truck Got Stuck, Bible on the Dash, Devil’s Best Dress, I Wanna be in the Cavalry, Roughest Neck Around, Five Dollar Bill and many more.

Born and raised in Southern Alberta, Corb Lund grew up on his family’s farm and ranch. After high school, he moved out of the farmland and into the city to study jazz guitar and bass in Edmonton. It was there he started a punk-metal band with some friends, called The Smalls. It was a far cry from the kind of music for which Lund is known for now, but The Smalls enjoyed over a decade of prominence selling over 35,000 records in Canada.

When that group finally disbanded, Lund set off on his own to pursue a decidedly different style of music. He gathered together a group of fellow Albertans to round out his traditional country and western sound, and named the group, The Hurtin’ Albertans. Since then, they have toured extensively, and have released a total of 7 albums. In 2009, the group inked a contract with New West Records, earning them a greater amount of attention and wider distribution. This proved to be excellent timing for the singer-songwriter’s budding career, as it was quickly followed by Lund winning the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award nomination in 2010. The honor of being recognized as a nominee by the AMA went along nicely with Lund’s numerous Juno and Canadian Country Music Awards nominations. He won a Juno for Roots Traditional Album of the Year in 2006, and the Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year in 2008.

Corb Lund’s latest album,” Cabin Fever”, released in August of 2012, has been highly acclaimed, and features songs like, Cows Around, Gettin” Down the Mountain, Pour Em’ Kinda Strong, and 9 more tracks which will only add to the honor of being labelled “one of Canada’s most prestigious Country singers, and one of Alberta’s finest exports”.

Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans ‘Cabin Fever” takes over Trail’s Charles Bailey Theatre on May 16th, and Cranbrooks Key City Theatre on May 17th. Showtimes are 7;30 p.m. and tickets for the event go on sale on Friday March 1st at the Charles Bailey Box office or by calling 1-866-368-9669.

In Cranbrook, tickets will be available at the Key City Theatre Box office Friday, Feb 22, or by calling 250-426-7006..All seats are reserved and priced at $45 all inclusive. Don’t miss Corb Lund and the Hurtin” Albertans Cabin Fever Tour, produced by the Kootenay Concert Connection..Sound and Lights by PB Pro Audio.

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