2502 1st Ave. N
Billings, MT, 59101
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
“When you come from generations of ranchers and rodeo people, you can’t help but be influenced by the West,” says award winning roots country singer Corb Lund. Lund embraces his Western heritage through his music, touching on a range of cowboy themes past and present—from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch.
Hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada, Lund is about as authentic as they come. He sings about the life that he knows and, as a result, his writing really resonates with rural audiences. Meanwhile, Lund’s traditional sound is music to classic country lovers’ ears, and has won over fans across the American West.
As Lund looks ahead to the summer of 2018, his sights are set on
performing at rodeos, fairs, and Western events where audiences will not just enjoy the music, but truly connect with the lyrics.
Backed by his longtime honkytonk band, The Hurtin’ Albertans, Lund and the boys put on a great live show and really know how to get a crowd revved up. “Like Willie Nelson before them, they bring out the shitkickers and hipsters in equal measure," writes Vegas Seven.
With 9 studio albums under his belt, multiple CCMA, Juno, and
international award nomination and wins, Lund is musical force to be reckoned with. His seventh album, “Cabin Fever” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts; he has 3 gold records; and his latest release, “Things That Can’t be Undone”, cemented his status as one of the best country singer/songwriters in the business.
Rolling Stone declared him one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” and NPR remarked, "The album is a high mark of a long career."
Rolling Stone Country observed 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.”
“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.” - Popmatters
Singer-songwriter Branson Anderson hails from Logandale, Nevada, a tiny, sleepy, desert town dating back to the 1860s, best known as the home of the Clark County Fair and Rodeo. As a teen, Anderson started writing songs with dreams of rambling across the land as a traveling musician. In fact, he once ditched high school and took a two and a half day bus ride to Nashville with the sole plan of going to Third Man Records to meet Jack White. It didn’t quite pan out and fifteen hours later he was back on a bus headed home, but a love for the adventures of the road got into his blood on that trip.
Now based in Ogden, Utah, another historic frontier town rich in cowboy lore, Anderson lives in a camp trailer and fully embraces the life of a troubadour, working as a truck driver for a rock quarry when he isn’t gigging. With a creative approach to writing that eschews traditional song structure, Anderson’s influences include Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jack White, and Robert Johnson. Fueled by a humble reverence for Americana, as a performer Anderson channels the spirit of yesteryear imbued with a fresh, unique take on roots music.
Anderson has toured the U.S. and parts of Europe, opening for Corb Lund, Charlie Parr, Brothers Comatose, Sammy Brue, and fellow Utah resident Joshua James, who produced Anderson’s 2017 debut album, Graydog, as well as his upcoming album, Applecore, Baltimore.