The Sound of Young America was in Alberta, Canada for the Calgary Folk Music Festival, four days of performances and workshops from folk, indie, rock, country, and blues musicians. Here’s the first of our interviews and live performances from the festival, with Alberta’s homegrown country singer-songwriter, Corb Lund.
Corb Lund is a musician and third-generation rancher from Alberta, Canada. He played for over ten years as part of punk band The Smalls, and now brings some of that irreverence to writing roots-country music about his own experiences and those of his ancestors on the Canadian prairies.
Lund has received the Canadian Country Music Association’s Roots Artist of the Year for six years running, and also been honored by the Canadian Independent Music Awards and the JUNO awards.
You can find him singing stories of rodeos, gamblers, and the Canadian West on Losin’ Lately Gambler, his latest album.
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