Edmonton for Southern Alberta Benefit
Corb Lund w/ Jr. Gone Wild + Friends
10030 102 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0V6
This event is 18 and over
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.