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Occurs on Sunday November 8 2020

Approximate running time: 2 hours

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Key City Theatre
20 14th Ave North
Cranbrook BC V1C 6H4

Event Notes

× November 8 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $49.50


Corb Lund’s new studio album Agricultural Tragic will be released on June 26th. The 12-song set is his first album of original material in five years and follows his acclaimed Things That Can’t Be Undone (2015), and the Cover Your Tracks EP (2019), which featured unexpected cover songs previously recorded by AC/DC, Nancy Sinatra, Marty Robbins, and more. Lund will continue to roll out music from the album and will be performing live on Instagram and Facebook over the coming months. The album’s first single, “90 Seconds of Your Time" is a punchy, real-life tale of Lund expressing concerns to a militant mountain guide bent on murder after three mules and a horse mysteriously disappeared from his camp during a hunting trip.
The November 8 show at Key City Theatre will be bigger and better than ever before, with newly added production elements, as well as VIP packages including a meet and greet and acoustic performance, available at www.corblund.com.
Of the new music, Lund says “I worked really hard on this album—harder than I’ve ever worked before. This time around I took my time and wrote more songs, rehearsed more with the band, and explored sounds much more deeply. It took some time, but I’m really proud of this one and I’m excited to finally be able to share it.” Agricultural Tragic is a record with instantly detectible depth and energy. Its title draws a taut thread backwards in time through Waylon, Williams — even before Robert Johnson — to that pre-fenced and perilous era of exchange between untamed infinity and we humans striving to make this land ours, using heart, hope and horses. The album’s title, Agricultural Tragic, is also the name of Lund’s self-applied subgenre. While examining his own body of work, he noticed and wryly named this larger narrative string of rural adversities. So-called “Ag-Trag” themes continue to feature prominently in Lund’s latest songwriting, thus leading him to choose Agricultural Tragic for the name of his 10th full-length studio album. “There are people who do Western music and they kind of freeze-dry it, like museum style,” Lund says. “I don’t do that at all. I’m interested in expressing myself currently. Which is actually what it feels like to have six generations of cowboy heritage thrown into the crazy 21st Century urban setting. I love the traditional style and I use it. But I approach it with abandon and irreverence.”
More on Corb Lund:
Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nominations and wins.
A rural Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come. Before his current bandleader incarnation with the Hurtin’ Albertans, Lund was an integral part of the smalls, a legendary Canadian indie rock band who didn’t quite fit into any single category, either, mixing punk, speed metal and — indeed — country. Embracing both his Western heritage and his indie rock past through his music, Lund has been known to filter a range of cowboy themes past and present through his unique lens - from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch.

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