“It’s a wonderfully laid-back and threadbare night of stories and songs that tell the tale of real cowboy culture, how and why this area was settled and by whom. And it works so beautifully because of the two men doing the telling and the intimate way in which they do it. And it will resonate for a long time for those wanting to listen, really listen.” — Mike Bell, Calgary Herald
TORONTO – This fall, Ian Tyson and Corb Lund hit the road in Canada for An Evening of Cowboy Stories and Song with Ian Tyson and Corb Lund. Ian and Corb first premiered this show in Calgary during the centennial celebrations of the Calgary Stampede.The initial run’s five shows sold out and received tremendous feedback from the audience. Now audiences in Whitehorse, Prince Albert, Regina, Toronto and Ottawa will get to experience the camaraderie of a legendary Canadian folk music icon and one of the most prominent talents of the current generation of singer-songwriters for an unforgettable evening celebrating Western Canada in stories and song.
Celebrating the success of his latest record Cabin Fever via New West Records, Corb Lund also adds in his own stop at the esteemed Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC as well as US and Australian tour dates. (Full Corb Lund tour details below.)
ABOUT An Evening of Cowboy Stories and Song with Ian Tyson and Corb Lund.
Ian Tyson – A Canadian icon, Ian Tyson is one of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriters. A pioneer who began his career in the early days of the first folk boom in the 60s, he was one of the first Canadians to break into the American popular music market. In 1983, after three idyllic years cowboying in the Rockies, Tyson recorded the album Old Corrals & Sagebrush, consisting of cowboy songs, both traditional and new. In a small cow town in Northern Nevada, Tyson was invited to perform his “new western music” and the overwhelming response brought Tyson the realization the he had found his true audience. In May 2013, he released a second “best-of” compilation of songs from some of the dozen-odd albums he’s recorded for the Edmonton-based Stony Plain label titled All the Good ‘Uns Vol 2. The collection of 19 recordings includes many of the “story” songs that Tyson has crafted about life in the west, the vanishing cowboy culture, and a few of the more personal songs that reflect the singer’s own experiences. After Tyson’s voice was badly damaged at a festival six years ago, he underwent surgery and therapy and his recovery is near complete with the return of his familiar voice.
Songs: Four Strong Winds, Someday Soon, You Were Always On My Mind & Alberta’s Child
Corb Lund – Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund’s songcraft covers it all. Lund’s 2002 release, Five Dollar Bill, was his first album to be certified gold and won Outstanding Album at the 2003 WCMAs. Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer, released in 2005, would be Lund’s second album to be certified gold and also won the award for Album of the Year in 2006 at the CCMAs. His 6th album was Lund’s 2009 New West debut, the critically acclaimed Losin’ Lately Gambler. 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 seven consecutive years from 2004 – 2010. From a rustic retreat deep in the Rocky Mountain forest, Cabin Fever, Lund’s enthralling album, evolved from a period of introspection and hard traveling. The album ranges from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock. And, of course, the occasional yodel…… it was his highest Canadian Billboard top 200 debut, hitting #1 in its first week of release.
Songs: (Gonna) Shine Up My Boots, Roughest Neck Around & Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer
UPCOMING CORB LUND TOUR DATES
September 4 – WHITEHORSE, YT – Yukon Arts Centre: Ian Tyson & Corb Lund
September 12 – PRINCE ALBERT, SK – EA Rawlinson Centre: Ian Tyson & Corb Lund
September 13 – REGINA, SK – Casino Regina Show Lounge: Ian Tyson & Corb Lund
September 14 – VICTORIA, BC – Rifflandia Festival
September 21 – MARYVILLE, TN – The Shed w/James McMurty
September 23 – RALEIGH, NC – Southland Ballroom
September 24 – ATLANTA, GA – Smith’s Olde Pub
September 28 – TOWNSVILLE, N. QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – CMC Rocks North Queensland
October 4 – DENILIQUIN, NSW, AUSTRALIA – Deni Ute Muster, Play on the Plains Festival
November 12 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Shank Hall
November 15 – AMES, IA – Iowa State Univ. Memorial Union, Maintenance Shop
November 16 – CHAMPAIGN, IL – Highdive
November 29 – TORONTO, ON – Winter Garden Theatre: Ian Tyson & Corb Lund
November 30 – OTTAWA, ON – National Arts Centre: Ian Tyson & Corb Lund