TORONTO – After a busy weekend in Regina, Saskatchewan, where Corb Lund’s Cabin Fever was honoured with a nomination in the Roots and Traditional Album Solo category at the Juno Awards, Corb Lund gets right back in the van for an extensive tour of British Columbia this May, a stop in Toronto for the inaugural CBC Music Festival and additional tour dates in Alberta and Manitoba this June.
Corb’s most recent release on New West Records – Cabin Fever – was his highest Canadian Billboard top 200 debut, hitting #1 in its first week of release. He is a Juno-award winner and seven time Roots Artist of the Year winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards. In a recent Maclean’s magazine article, Lund’s audience appeal was described in specific detail “Lund is the rare country musician who unites Fort McMurray oil rig workers, Toronto tree-huggers and everyone in between: classic rockers, hardcore country fans, campus radio geeks, and anyone who loves a good yarn, regardless of musical genre.” These upcoming Canadian tour dates will surely see all of these types in one room.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
FORT ST. JOHN, BC – May 5, 2013, North Peace Cultural Centre
TERRACE, BC – May 7, 2013, R.E.M. Lee Theatre
SMITHERS, BC – May 8, 2013, Roi Theatre
PRINCE GEORGE, BC – May 9, 2013, CN Centre
PENTICTON, BC – May 10, 2013, Cleland Community Theatre
MISSION, BC – Mat 11, 2013, Clarke Foundation Theatre
CAMPBELL RIVER, BC – May 12, 2013, The Tidemark Theatre
NANAIMO, BC – May 13, 2013, The Port Theatre
COURTENAY, BC – May 14, 2013, The Waverly Hotel
DUNCAN, BC – May 15, 2013, Cowichan Theatre
TRAIL, BC – May 16, 2013, Charles Bailey Theatre
CRANBROOK, BC – May 17, 2013, Key City Theatre
SPOKANE, WA – May 18, 2013, Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill
SEATTLE, WA – May 19, 2013, Tractor Tavern
PORTLAND, OR – May 21, 2013, Mississippi Studios
EUGENE, OR – May 22, 2013, WOW Hall
TORONTO, ON – May 25, 2013, CBCMusic.ca Festival
GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – June 20, 2013, TEC Centre, Evergreen Park
DAUPHIN, MB – June 29, 2013, Countryfest (Hilltop Stage)
DAUPHIN, MB – June 30, 2013, Countryfest (Main Stage)
LANDER, WY – July 5, 2013, Lander Outdoor Theatre
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, MT – July 26, 2013, Red Ants Pants Festival
BENGOUGH, SK – July 27, 2013, The Gateway Festival
DETROIT LAKES, MN – Aug. 1, 2013, WE Fest
CHALLIS, ID – Aug. 9, 2013, Braun Brothers Reunion
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 – had 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.