Corb Lund coming to Chilliwack

Corb Lund comes to Chilliwack on May 8. - Submitted
Corb Lund comes to Chilliwack on May 8.
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The Juno-winning songcraft of honky-tonker Corb Lund runs from Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to Bibles and antique pistols to vintage motorcycles, and he’s coming to Chilliwack.

Tickets are on sale now for the Alberta country-rock sensation’s May 8 show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with guests Harlan Pepper.

From rockabilly to western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock with an occasional yodel thrown in, Lund and his three-piece Hurtin’ Albertans are doing it all country style.

Their incredible diversity is heard in such songs as “Truck Got Stuck,” “Roughest Neck Around,” “Hair in My Eyes Like A Highland Steer,” “Devil’s Best Dress,” “(Gonna) Shine Up My Boots,” “I Wanna Be In The Cavalry,” “Time To Switch To Whiskey,” “Truth Comes Out,” “Counterfeiter’s Blues” and “A Game in Town Like This.”

Their latest album, Cabin Fever, shot to number one in Canada in its first week. The album also made the Polaris Prize long list in addition to receiving rave reviews across the globe from the likes of National Public Radio, Uncut (nine out of 10) and the New York Times, which described it as “an album of pithy mischief and roguish charm.”

Tracy Feist of American Cowboy.com says, “Another proud son of southern Alberta ranching stock, Lund carries on the troubadour tradition of Ian Tyson. His songs tell vivid stories—like ‘This is My Prairie’ and the Marty Robbins-infused ‘Devil’s Best Dress.’ And Lund can yodel, too. What more can you ask for?”

With one foot in old-fashioned cowboy music, but treating it with some abandon and irreverence and with seven records’ worth of material to choose from, every Corb Lund show is unique.

Country 107.1 and Rock.It Boy Entertainment present The Spring Thaw Tour featuring Corb Lund with Harlan Pepper May 8 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges at the centre box office. Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

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