Monday, February 4, 2013



Corb Lund – the songwriting descendent of three generations of Albertan ranchers who used to play metal and punk music – is the subject of a new museum exhibition of Calgary's Glenbow Museum. Meanwhile, he kicks off a U.S. tour on February 6. Corb Lund's 'Cabin Fever' (New West) hit #1 on the Canadian Top 200 and #4 on the U.S. Americana radio chart.

From gambling to Mormonism, foothills ranching to early prohibition, and the early days of oil drilling to the toils of veterinary medicine on the prairies, "No Roads Here: Corb Lund’s Alberta" is a personal exploration into the sometimes familiar but often unexpected details of Alberta’s heritage.

Corb Lund is a Juno-winning musician who, together with his band, the Hurtin’ Albertans, has won the hearts of fans across North America with songs that tell enthralling stories and music that ranges from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock. He is also known to throw in an occasional yodel.

Lund’s own experience of growing up on horseback and raising cattle with his parents and grandparents in southern Alberta’s foothills and prairies was reflected by Glenbow artifacts highlighting Alberta’s rich ranching past. And images of his grandfather, two great uncles and an aunt in Glenbow’s Archives illustrate only a few of the Lund family’s contributions to Alberta’s rodeo history. He rodeoed as a youngster and won his first prize money riding steers at age 10.

Nine songs written by Lund, culled from four of his albums, provided the inspiration for the exhibition. Chosen because they best represent Lund’s unique take on Alberta, its history and its character, each song connects to a larger theme within the exhibition.


Feb. 6, 2013    Atlanta, GA             Smith’s Olde Bar                -
Feb. 7, 2013    Chattanooga, TN         Rhythm and Brews                -
Feb. 8, 2013    Knoxville, TN   Barley’s                -
Feb. 9, 2013    Nashville, TN           Exit/In                 -
Feb. 12, 2013   Charlotte, NC           The Evening Muse                -
Feb. 13, 2013   Greenville, SC  The Handlebar           -
Feb. 14, 2013   Raleigh, NC             Berkeley Cafe           -
Feb. 15, 2013   Roanoke, VA             Kirk Avenue Music Hall          -
Feb. 16, 2013   Asheville, NC           Emerald Lounge          -
Feb. 20, 2013   Wilmington, DE  World Café Live at The Queen            -
Feb. 21, 2013   New York, NY    Joe’s Pub               -
Feb. 22, 2013   Washington, DC  Hill Country BBQ                -
Feb. 24, 2013   Charleston, WV  Mountain Stage, Culture Center Theater

At the Glenbow Museum, intriguing stories from Western Canada connect with extraordinary art and artifacts from around the world. Combining a museum, art gallery, library and archives all under one roof, Glenbow boasts over a million artifacts and some 28,000 works of art in its vast collections and is one of the largest museums in Canada. Through a variety of dynamic programs and changing exhibitions and programs, and a broad collection of art, artifacts and historical documents, Glenbow Museum builds on a commitment to preserve our cultural and western heritage while simultaneously providing visitors with a glimpse of the world beyond.

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