Monday, August 10, 2009
– Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter Corb Lund makes his New West Records debut with "Losin' Lately Gambler," a new album propelled by stand-up bass and steel guitar set to his yarns about down-and-out cowboys, whiskey and ranching on Sept. 29.
The disc was recorded in Nashville and produced by Harry Stinson (Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett). Lund will tour behind the new record throughout Canada and the U.S. including a stop in Nashville for the Americana Music Festival on Sept. 16.
Lund is a storyteller. His narratives on the new CD range in topics from gambling, steer riding, veterinarians (inspired by his father's line of work) and others. The first single is A Game In Town Like This.
Lund was born and raised in rural Southern Alberta and comes from generations of ranchers. He would likely have had a more traditional country sound, but went through a musical development in his teens, as a founding member (and key writer) of a successful indie rock band called The Smalls. Lund has released "Five Dollar Bill" (2002), "Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer" (2005) and "Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier"! (2007). He was recently nominated for the Canadian Country Music Association's Roots Artist of the Year, a category he has won the previous five consecutive years. Lund has also won countless Western Canadian Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards and both Canadian and U.S. Independent Music Awards.
The song list is:
1.Horse Doctor, Come Quick
2.Steer Rider's Blues
3.A Game In Town Like This
4..Alberta Says Hello
5.Talkin' Veterinarian Blues
6.It's Hard To Keep A White Shirt Clean (for Willie P. Bennett)
7.Long Gone To Saskatchewan
8.Devil's Best Dress
9.The Only Long Rider I Know
11.This Is My Prairie
12.Rye Whiskey / Time To Switch To Whiskey (live in Australia)