Corb Lund and The Hurtin' Albertans
The fourth-generation rancher and former frontman of the punk/metal band The Smalls has been a road warrior since releasing his album Cabin Fever in 2012,which shot to #1 in Canada. Corb Lund is aJuno Award winner with multiple Canadian Gold Records to his name, he also won the Canadian Country MusicAwards Roots Artist of the Year eight times running.
Though it may look like a quartet onstage, the Hurtin’ Albertans are really “a seven-piece band” according to Lund“because Grant plays a bunch of stuff,”including mandolin, banjo, Dobro, and baritone guitar. “Grant and I have a complex system of hand signals because I don’t use a set list,” says Lund.“We’ve gots even records’ worth of material now, so every show is different. I find it more interesting that way.”Road dogs, Lund and the band headline Canadian country and folk festivals, as well as gigging at New York City nightspots andAmerica’s finest honky-tonks.
The Washington Post, exclaimed: “Lund is a revelation, laconic and scary smart,with a devil’s eye for details.”