Corb Lund

Corb Lund


scruffy country©, ulterior country©, dissident country©, subversive country©, insubordinate country©, non-toxic country©, or western music with some hair on it©


"Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer" runs the gamut of roots music forms and flavours, from western swing to Waylon-esque country rock to ragtime to acoustic blues. The album continues in the vein of the band's previous release "Five Dollar Bill" by combining traditional western and acoustic stylings with incisive lyrics in an 'innovatively traditional' style. The album is in part upbeat and fun ("Hurtin' Albertan", "The Truck Got Stuck"), wistful and moving ("The Rodeo's Over", "The Truth Comes Out") and outspokenly dissident ("Counterfeiters' Blues"). The lyrical content of his new work continues to reflect Lund's unique life experience, blending a Western upbringing with a decade on the indie rock scene with his previous group, the smalls.

"Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer" features 13 songs written by Corb Lund and includes guest vocal performances by Western icon Ian Tyson and living folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott. The album also showcases performances by producer Harry Stinson, steel player Scotty Sanders (Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson), guitarist Kenny Vaughn (Lucinda Williams, Marty Stuart), fiddlers Stuart Duncan (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) and Tammy Rogers (Dead Reckoners, Reba McEntire), Gordon Mote (Porter Wagoner) and master yodellers Ranger Doug and Too Slim. Also prominently featured on all tracks are the members of Lund's longtime touring band, "The Hurtin' Albertans" - Kurt Ciesla (bass), Brady Valgardson (drums) and Grant Siemens (guitars, etc).


Hair In My Eyes Like a Highland Steer (2006)
Five Dollar Bill (2002)
Unforgiving Mistress (1999)
Modern Pain (1995 / 2003)