September showcase at The Americana Music Association Festival & Conference
EDMONTON – As Alberta’s Corb Lund readies for his new record release Cabin Fever on August 14, 2012 worldwide on New West Records, the award-winning singer is pleased to announce an additional full band acoustic version of Cabin Fever will also be available to fans as a deluxe offering. This acoustic version of the album (which is only available as part of the deluxe package) is now streaming in full on rootsmusic.ca. Cabin Fever is now available as an iTunes pre-order. Fans can stream the regular version of Cabin Fever on Exclaim.ca.
Additionally, Corb Lund and his longtime band “The Hurtin’ Albertans” will be showcasing at The Mercy Lounge on September 12, 2012 at the Americana Music Association Festival & Conference. Complete upcoming tour dates are listed below.
ABOUT CABIN FEVER
Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund’s songcraft covers it all. Cabin Fever – Corb Lund’s enthralling sixth record – has its worldwide release on New West Records on August 14, 2012. This follows on the boot heels of Corb’s 2009 New West Records debut, the critically acclaimed Losin’ Lately Gambler.
The JUNO Award-winner and seven-time Roots Artist of the Year winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards wrote most of the twelve track album whilst hunkered down in a remote cabin an hour outside Edmonton, inspired by crude life events – a broken relationship and the death of his uncle. Backed by his longtime band, The Hurtin’ Albertans (guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Grant Siemens, upright bassist Kurt Ciesla, and drummer Brady Valgardson), the band recorded loose and live, with almost no overdubs.
Cabin Fever offers a portrait of a survivalist preparing for the apocalypse (“Gettin’ Down On The Mountain”); a tale of a rural man losing a woman to the allure of New York City life (“September”); an ode to his vintage BMW motorcycles (“Mein Deutsches Motorrad”); the broken-hearted anthem “(You Ain’t A Cowboy) If You Ain’t Been Bucked Off”; new drinking songs such as “Drink It Like You Mean It” and “Pour ‘Em Kinda Strong”; the yodelling introduction and physicality of “Priceless Antique Pistol Shoots Startled Owner”; and another throwback to his punk days (when he claimed membership in the speed-metal band The Smalls), the desire to date “The Gothest Girl I Can.”
Just like Corb’s subjects run the gamut, so do the sonics on the long-player, ranging from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock. And, of course, the occasional yodel… It’s this sort of versatility that brings out a raft of audiences to his shows; from field and urban sidewalk, alike.
Upcoming Tour Dates
GLENDIVE, MT – August 9 – Dawson County Fair
EDMONTON, AB – August 10 – Edmonton Folk Music Festival
OTTAWA, ON – September 8 – Ottawa Folk Festival
NASHVILLE, TN – September 12 – The Americana Music Association Festival & Conference