Corb Lund makes music which calls to mind traditional country standard singers like the old "singing cowboys". There are elements of classic Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, and Roy Rogers in what he does - all the old-school singers who predated Nashville and Music Row's influence over country he calls to mind traditional country standard singers like the old "singing cowboys". There are elements of classic Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, and Roy Rogers in what he does - all the old-school singers who predated Nashville and Music Row's influence over country and western music. But there are also elements of classic folk-country artists like Hank Williams, Sr., and even Woody Guthrie. Fans of contemporary Americana artists like Lucinda Williams, Victoria Williams, Buddy Miller, Hayes Carll, and Jim Lauderdale may also enjoy the vivacity and creativity with which Corb Lund approaches his craft.
The newest recording for the Hurtin’ Albertans, Counterfeit Blues, is a spirited set of rockabilly, rock n’ roll and honky tonk country. Recorded live, off the floor, at famous Sun Studio in Memphis in much the same way Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash did 60 years before in that same room. The recording was the result of breakneck two nights resulting in an album that as Lund puts it is “raw, organic and dirty.”
“It turned out really well,” Lund exclaims. “Partly because we know the songs inside out and have played them live a thousand times and partly because recording at Sun is a very old fashioned, low-tech process that ends up sounding really great if you can pull it off. You can’t fake that.”
Armed with just a couple guitars, some mics, a pedal steel guitar, stand-up bass, drums and the amps they plugged into, the foursome eschewed studio trickery for the lightning in a bottle approach and blasted through 12 songs with a confidence and swagger that can only come from years of playing together.
Wild Mountain is pleased to welcome Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertan’s to our stage. This organic music that suits the Wild Mountain stage, in the most beautiful festival site on earth.