Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund’s songcraft covers it all. From a rustic retreat deep in the Rocky Mountain forest, Cabin Fever, Lund’s enthralling new album, evolved from a period of introspection and hard traveling. Just like the prolific Lund’s subjects run the gamut, so do the sonics on the live-sounding long-player, ranging from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock. And, of course, the occasional yodel…
As for Corb Lund, his Western heritage stays with him, no matter where he roams. “My whole life is sort of a dichotomy between being a cowboy kid and living in a city,” says Lund. “I guess that informs my music too.” On Cabin Fever, that split personality burns bright.
We caught up with Corb before his show tonight at Smith’s Olde Bar!
What is the strangest thing a fan has done for you? or at your show?
I have had a stalker with multiple personalities start a fake construction company that ‘we’ apparently owned and operated together. insane.
What is the funniest moment you have had as an artist/band so far?
Getting billed as ‘drum and bass’
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
Not really. People want to yak my ear off until I walk onstage and I can’t seem to escape it.
If you could describe your music in one word, what would it be?
How do you connect with a crowd?
I like playing small rooms and having no reverb on my voice so it’s understandable and clear
What is the best way to write music?
For me, over the course of months. I don’t get much done in one afternoon.
See Corb tonight at Smith’s Olde Bar!