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Interstellar Rodeo in Edmonton – Corb Lund Day
Edmonton Photography | Corb Lund
Ron Dillon Photography

If you haven’t heard of Corb Lund, you’re probably living under a rock in Edmonton or somewhere else in Canada. I was fortunate to get the chance to photograph Corb and his band The Hurtin’ Albertans at this year’s Interstellar Rodeo in Edmonton.

The 3-day music fest was supposed to take place over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Massive rains not only cancelled my flight out to Edmonton but also forced the event to cancel the Friday show where Corb and the boys were set to headline. Concert organizers tried to move as many of Friday’s bands to Monday, but some were unable to as they were touring in other parts of Canada and the States. Corb however was able to get back to Edmonton that Monday after a two-day tour in Montana. As a sign of appreciation the Mayor of Edmonton made a proclamation that July 28 be forever known as Corb Lund Day.

Many thanks to Corb himself, Ken, Tuna and the folks at New West Records for giving me the chance to photograph this.

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There are many reasons why today should be declared CORB LUND DAY.

Extreme weather forced Interstellar Rodeo to cancel the opening night of this year’s festival, and it was Corb Lund and his band’s willingness to play a Monday night make-up show which set in motion a flurry of phone calls and planning, and a full lineup came together in a matter of hours.

Corb Lund’s career and success has spanned genres and borders, and he is a tremendously deserving and accomplished artist and ambassador of the city, province, and national music scene.

At 5:30pm, deputy mayor Mike Nickel will be on the Interstellar Rodeo stage to proclaim Monday, July 28, 2014 as Corb Lund Day and kick off the Interstellar Rodeo extension in true Insterstellar style.

This latest honour doesn’t sit on a shelf – it’s an accolade that can be shared with an entire city. With great pride and excitement, Interstellar Rodeo will celebrate Corb Lund Day in fine style, with a headline performance from Corb Lund and The Hurtin’ Albertans.
Corb’s attitude and participation set the tone for a long list of Interstellar Rodeo players also pulling together and making it happen – from food trucks and beverage vendors to lighting and sound teams, the City of Edmonton and permit agencies.

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