Just got back to Canada from a few weeks in the US. Texas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma. That’s what you call good routing. Things are looking up down there. Haven’t had a bad show for months… lots of people coming out. Now that I’m back in Alberta, I’m up to my eyeballs with a project I’m working on with the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. I’m currently the artist in residence there, and I’m curating an exhibit called ‘No Roads Here: Corb Lund’s Alberta’. It’s a historical display, divided up into eight or nine sections, each one themed around one of my songs. There’s a section on prohibition in Alberta loosely based on ‘Five Dollar Bill’, a history of Alberta gambling formed around ‘A Game In Town Like This’, and so on. It’s been really interesting; I’ve basically been able to run amok in the museum archives, grab anything I think is cool, and have the full force of the Glenbow research professionals to flesh out the details for me.
The show opens January 26th and runs till late April. If you’re in Calgary during that period, please go. It’s going to be quite a cool thing, I think. We’ve done our best to probe around in the dark corners of Alberta history and have come up with some interesting artifacts and interesting stories.
I was encouraged to tie in my family as much as was relevant, and have many family heirlooms in the exhibit, especially in the rodeo, ranching, gambling and oilfield sections. The Mormon section is pretty cool too. So a few more days of work on that, then it’s down to writing, and then to Nashville on the 25th to play on the Marty Stuart TV show. Then a run in the Eastern US, from Georgia to DC. And on it goes. See you down the road. As soon as I have room to breathe, I’ll get you some more ‘What That Song Means Now’ vids.