CORB LUND

(Canada/AB)

Corb Lund’s hardcore punk turned honky tonk rockabilly musician’s songcraft covers it all, from girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles.

In Lund’s recent album Things That Can’t Be Undone, he says he and his band The Hurtin’ Albertans “push stylistic boundaries,” but “keep it familiar enough so that they’re not totally alienated.” Popmatter’s 8/10 review of the new work said, “Melodically engaging and narratively compelling, Things That Can’t Be Undone furthers the case for Corb Lund as one of the best contemporary country songwriters.”

Lund’s 2012 album, Cabin Fever, hit #1 in Canada its first week and made big strides in the U.S. where he made an impression with the media. Raves came from the New York Times, and the Washington Post, which exclaimed: “Lund is a revelation, laconic and scary smart, with a devil’s eye for details.”