Corb Lund is a dying breed. More of a storyteller than a musician, Corb Lund's heartfelt music is steeped in history and tall-tales, firmly rooted in the frontier culture of the Canadian Prairies. Born on a horse farm in Taber, Alberta, Corb gave up the rural lifestyle he grew up in to study music at nearby Grant McEwan College, focusing on jazz guitar and bass. Though apart from the countrified life he had come to know and love, Corb's appreciation for his roots would echo through in music - though just not yet.He joined an alternative punk band called The Smalls in 1990, playing bass. The Smalls never achieved mainstream success, but built a large and dedicated fan base across the United States and Canada over their eleven year career. Before their breakup in 2001, The Smalls released four albums: The Smalls (1993), To Each A Zone (1992), Waste and Tragedy (1995), and My Dear Little Angle (1999). Though Corb's was first and foremost a member of The Smalls during the band's existence he began his own country project on the side in 1995, originally calling the group the Corb Lund Band. With Corb taking up both bass and lead vocal duties, the band put out two independent albums throughout the later half of the 1990's before finally hitting it big with their third release, 2002's Five Dollar Bill, which was released on Canadian country label Stony Plain Records. Five Dollar Bill sold over 50,000 copies in Canada, earning a Gold certification. Far from the cookie cutter country from Nashville that dominates the airwaves, The Corb Lund Band's lyrical brand of alternative country soon found itself a devoted following. After changing their name to Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans in 2004, the band's fourth album Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer (2005) went on to sell just as well as Five Dollar Bill, proving that the newly renamed band was more than just a flash in the pan. In addition to its Gold certification, Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer received the award for Album of the Year from the Canadian Country Music Association in 2006. Notable tracks from the album include "Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer" and "All I Wanna Do is Play Cards". Building upon the success of their last two albums, Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans released their fifth record Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! in late 2007. As in their earlier releases, Corb's superb songwriting and bell-clear vocals tell entrancing stories of history and legend, riding effortlessly above the country twang of his backing band. Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! reintroduces Corb's love of horses into his music, with songs like "I Wanna Be in the Cavalry" and "Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier" evoking historical images of horsemanship ranging from the Union cavalry of American Civil War to the Mongolian horse warriors of Genghis Khan. Currently, Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans are busy touring the United States - check the tour listing on their MySpace to see if they're riding into a saloon near you.
Cabin Fever is the seventh studio album by Corb Lund. Available worldwide from New West Records. This is Corb's second album to be released in the United States. Said to be "a different sound." Losin' Lately Gambler, is the 6th album from Corb Lund, Alberta's acclaimed, alternative country star.
Produced by the noted Nashville drummer and vocalist Harry Stinson (of Marty Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives), this is Lund's first album on his new record label New West Records.
Lund's latest series of songs on Losin' Lately Gambler, features a gallery of subjects drawn from real life.
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