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Corb Lund spent the two decades before Counterfeit Blues becoming a country star in his native Canada while remaining a cult figure in the U.S. But for Counterfeit Blues, Lund traveled to Memphis to record at one of rock 'n' roll's legendary birthplaces, Sun Studio. In keeping with the atmosphere, he cut the entire album live in the studio, achieving an organic, appealingly gritty feel. Lund filled the record with tunes from his early Canada-only releases, which will be new to most U.S. listeners. The raw, Dylan-esque title track has a rock edge, and "Big Butch Bull Bass Fiddle," a tongue-in-cheek ode to the stand-up bass, bears a rockabilly feel, but most of the tunes are pure country. Tapping into Lund's cowboy roots, "Buckin' Horse Rider" is a country waltz depicting a rodeo man's downward spiral, while "Little Foothills Heaven" is a light-footed Western swing tune tipping a 10 gallon hat to the Canadian hills from whence the singer/songwriter hails. Actually, for an album made at Sun, Counterfeit Blues has plenty of Canadian color.

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I loved this album. All if the songs are incredibly witty and you can just hear him having a good time!


Born: Taber, Alberta, Canada

Genre: Country

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Corb Lund is a Canadian roots-country singer/songwriter whose third album, Five Dollar Bill (2002), established him as a favorite among critics. Prior to his mainstream breakthrough, he was a member of the Smalls, a punk rock band from Edmonton that never attained commercial success but was a regional favorite during the 1990s. Born in Alberta, where he grew up on his family's farm in the small town of Taber, Lund moved to Edmonton to study music at Grant MacEwan Community College. In 1990 he co-founded...
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