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Corb Lund’s Cabin Fever

Recently we’ve been some enjoying new sounds out of Alberta — folks like T. Buckley, Brooke Wylie and Joshua Cockerill. But you can’t talk about Alberta’s roots music without mentioning Corb Lund, whose newest album, Cabin Fever, comes out August 14th.

The JUNO Award-winner and seven-time Roots Artist of the Year winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards wrote most of the twelve track album whilst hunkered down in a remote cabin an hour outside Edmonton, inspired by crude life events – a broken relationship and the death of his uncle.

Backed by his longtime band, The Hurtin’ Albertans (guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Grant Siemens, upright bassist Kurt Ciesla, and drummer Brady Valgardson), the band recorded loose and live, with almost no overdubs.

Just like Corb’s subjects run the gamut, so do the sonics on the long-player, ranging from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock. And, of course, the occasional yodel. It’s this sort of versatility that brings out a raft of audiences to his shows; from field and urban sidewalk, alike.

Listen to an acoustic version of the album (which is only available as part of the deluxe package), streaming in full, by clicking on the player below. Cabin Fever is now available as an iTunes pre-order.

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3 comments

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    Jami 8 August, 2012 at 12:07

    Another wonderful compilation from the north! Heard a couple of the songs before in a bar..and awesome to hear what was decided to go on the album. Can’t wait til next week, album already ordered!

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