Corb Lund will land in Mission on Sunday, Jan. 31 as part of his Winter Campaign 2016 tour.
He will appear at the Clarke Theatre, with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Lund’s tour supports the release of his new album Things that Can’t be Undone. Recorded with his long-time band
The Hurtin’ Albertans (Grant Siemens on electric guitar and lap steel, Kurt Ciesla on bass and Brady Valgardson on drums), the album pairs Lund’s characteristically sharp songcraft with a bevy of new sounds, thrusting his mix of earnest Americana, rollicking honkytonk and rousing alt-country to new heights.
The record is influenced heavily by 1960s and 1970s rock and country and steeped in the kind of narratives Lund is best-known for. The cautionary tale “Talk Too Much” swaggers like a Stones song.
On “Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues,” Lund offers an uproarious response to Johnny Paycheck’s classic “Take This Job and Shove It.”
In the powerful “Sadr City,” an Eastern influenced psychedelic guitar riff sets the scene for a tragic tale about the Siege of Sadr City, continuing Lund’s tradition of military songs that he began in 2007 with “Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! ”
Rolling Stone said of the album “it finds Lund flirting in fresh sonic waters, while still keeping his sardonic mix of eerie lyrics and deceptively joyful vamps well intact.”
Loss is a prevalent theme on the record and takes several different forms throughout.
On the poignant album closer “Sunbeam” Lund laments the death of his young niece. On the bristling “Alt Berlin Blues” he grapples with the impermanence of places he loves. On the potent cowboy folk song, “S Lazy H,” Lund, a sixth-generation rancher, details how life on the ranch has changed due to expansion and greed.
His previous studio album, Cabin Fever, released in 2012, hit number one in Canada in its first week. It was certified gold and made the Polaris Music Prize longlist.
For more information about Lund, visit www.corblund.com.
Tickets for the Mission show are $42.50 each (plus facility fee and service charges) and are available through Ticketmaster.