Corb Lund (from the album Things That Can’t Be Undone on New West Records) - Corb Lund headed south from his Canadian home in Alberta to record his latest album release, Things That Can’t Be Undone. Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton) was behind the board as producer at his Nashville-based Low Country Sound studios. Backing Corb are longtime band, The Hurtin’ Albertans (Grant Siemens-electric guitar, lap steel, Kurt Ciesla-bass, Brady Valgardson). Corb Lund has comfortably has stayed on a stool playing his Roots music in previous release, and Things That Can’t be Undone keeps that comfort level while pushing at the boundaries of songs, not so much reinventing as revisiting all the touches and tones resonating in American Roots music.
The life of a farmer becomes the quickly turned pages of the story branded “S Lazy H” while memories spin the wheels down Main Street in “Left This Town”, guitar jangle mixes with border string bends to sound track the war story in “Sadr City”, and the spotlight shines on former glory in “Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues”. Corb Lund subtly puts flesh and blood into his characters as a Country boy heads home to his northern home in “Goodbye Colorado” while telling the tale of a lady looking to get down on Fab Four guitar riffs in “Alt Berliner Blues”, and sweetly sending a last call shout on “Sunbeam”. Things That Can’t Be Undone opens on a dance floor carrying “Weight of the Gun”, a tune that Corb Lund describes as ‘Louis L’Amour style western tale crossed with Motown’.
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