Corb Lund w/ Jr. Gone Wild + Friends

Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund's songcraft 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. Just like the prolific Lund's subjects run the gamut, so do the sonics on the live-sounding long-player, ranging from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock. And, of course, the occasional yodel…

Cabin Fever follows on the boot heels of Lund's 2009 New West debut, the critically acclaimed Losin' Lately Gambler, his sixth album. 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 7 consecutive years in a row.

Corb's 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." On Cabin Fever, that split personality burns bright.



I grew up in the foothills of southern Alberta and the Calgary area has been very good to me and my career for at least a couple of decades. I feel like I have to help in whatever small way I can. There will be bigger charity events, and I plan to be involved with those too, but it was important for me and some of my Edmonton musical friends to show our support and concern more personally by having our own benefit event as well. I hope this can give the people down south a little boost knowing that we’re thinking about them, both in Calgary and in the surrounding areas that were flooded, including the High River area and the Siksika Nation. -Corb Lund

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