Corb Lund Returns With ‘El Viejo’ On February 23rd, 2024 Via New West Records



Canadian Tour With 49 Winchester Also Announced

Credit: Noah Fallis 

NASHVILLE, TN. / LONDON, U.K. — (12 October, 2023) — Corb Lund will return with El Viejo on 23 February, 2024 via New West Records. The 11-track set was produced by Lund and recorded entirely in his living room in Lethbridge, AB with his band The Hurtin’ Albertans. El Viejo is Lund’s first album of original material since 2020’s critically acclaimed Agricultural Tragic, which was named an album of the year by the readers of No Depression. Gathering around his living room, Lund & Co. tapped into his most cherished musical influences of acoustic tone and lyrical aptitude — Marty Robbins, Kris Kristofferson, Bobbie Gentry, Jerry Reed. There is a common theme — possibly even a character thread — of the gambler, the outlaw who roams from place-to-place with no direction home.

“It’s a lot of minor keys and gambling songs, is what it is,” Lund says in a matter-of-fact tone. “It was just a few of us in my house. No studio. No outside producer. No adults in the room. No stress.” He continues, “There’s not a single electric instrument on the whole thing, just acoustic sounds and singing. In terms of having a vision, this is a record I’ve had in my sights for a while and it came out exactly how I’d hoped. We cut all the songs live in the same room with lots of bleed. A bunch of the songs we captured in one take, first time through.” 

El Viejo pays tribute to Lund’s late friend and mentor, the famed Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Tyson, who passed away 29 December, 2022. With the album, he has also created an ode to the notion of stripping everything down and letting the tape roll — simply capturing a moment of pure vulnerability and organic inspiration in real time.

Today, Holler premiered the must-see video for the album’s closing track ‘Old Familiar Drunken Feeling’. Filmed partially in a cannabis farm, the video depicts an all too accurate account of Lund being way too high on an edible before a show many years ago. He says, “It was all totally above board, the state had just legalized it, so it was kind of a novelty field trip for the band to visit the shiny new dispensary. Some songs are ‘based on truth’ but this happened EXACTLY as I sing it. Turns out weed ain’t my thing. And eating it’s even worse, it lasts forever. Fronting a band can occasionally be terrifying at the best of times, doing it high as a kite and super paranoid was hell on earth. When I started feeling like myself again in the second set after a bunch of cowboy whiskey, I confessed to the audience what had happened and offered them all their money back! No one took me up on it.  Bottom line? If this doesn’t get me a Pendleton whisky endorsement, I don’t know what will.” 


Today, Lund has also announced a Canadian tour, with New West labelmates 49 Winchester as support, launching March 5th, 2024 in Vancouver. Please see all dates (with more to be added) below.

Much like his music, Lund is decidedly hard to define. The western Canadian singer-songwriter is an elusive artist — onstage, offstage, and in the studio — seamlessly weaving between the outlaw country, Western, and indie-folk realms with an honest curiosity and rowdy devotion to each. He was raised with the tried and true DIY sentiment of “if you want something done, you gotta do it yourself” launching his career recording in his basement, printing his own shirts, booking his own tours, being his own manager and publicist… whatever it took to get it done. He toured for years with the indie-metal band the smalls, and later turned his sights to writing Western songs, creating a unique and quirky hybrid writing style along the way. He has received multiple CCMA, JUNO, and international award nominations and wins. In 2022, Lund won his 14th career Canadian Country Music Award and made his debut at the historic Grand Ole Opry earlier this year as well. A rural Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come.

Corb Lund’s El Viejo will be available across digital retailers, on compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A limited Black & White Splatter Vinyl edition including a Corb Lund autographed postcard, as well as an autographed compact disc edition, will be at Independent Retailers and is available for pre-order HERE via NEW WEST RECORDS.

Corb Lund El Viejo Track Listing: 

1. The Cardplayers
2. I Had It All
3. Was Fort Worth Worth It?
4. Out On a Win
5. Redneck Rehab
6. El Viejo (for Ian)
7. When the Game Gets Hot
8. Girl With the Stratocaster
9. It Takes Practice
10. Insha’Allah
11. Old Familiar Drunken Feeling

Corb Lund On Tour: 

12 October, 2023 – Hastings County, ON, CA – Tweed Kiwanis Pavilion
13 October, 2023 – Princeton, MN, US – Truckerfest 2023
14 October, 2023 – Burnstown, ON, CA – Neat Coffee Shop (SOLD OUT)
16 October, 2023 – Kingston, ON, CA – The Broom Factory (SOLD OUT)
17 October, 2023 – Hamilton, ON, CA – Bridgeworks
18 October, 2023 – St. Catharines, ON, CA – Warehouse Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
19 October, 2023 – Cambridge, ON, CA – Farm League Brewing (SOLD OUT)
21 October, 2023 – Los Lunas, NM, US – Taos Muncy Invitational
24 October, 2023 – Stratford, ON, CA – Revival House (SOLD OUT)
25 October, 2023 – Peterborough, ON, CA – Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (SOLD OUT)
27 October, 2023 – Windsor, ON, CA – Meteor (SOLD OUT)
1 November, 2023 – Ferndale, MI, US – The Magic Bag
2 November, 2023 – Grand Rapids, MI, US – Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill
3 November, 2023 – Grand Rapids, MI, US – Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill (SOLD OUT)
4 November, 2023 – Cleveland, OH, US – Beachland Ballroom
5 November, 2023 – Columbus, OH, US – Woodlands Tavern
7 November, 2023 – Libertyville, IL, US – Impact Fuel Room
8 November, 2023 – Hobart, IN, US – Hobart Art Theater
9 November, 2023 – New Berlin, IL, US – Danenberger Family Vineyards
10 November, 2023 – Peoria, IL, US – Revival Music Hall
11 November, 2023 – St. Louis, MO, US – The Golden Record
12 November, 2023 – Wichita, KS, US – WAVE
14 November, 2023 – Oklahoma City, OK, US – Beer City Music Hall
15 November, 2023 – Tulsa, OK, US – Mercury Lounge
16 November, 2023 – Tulsa, OK, US – Mercury Lounge
17 November, 2023 – Little Rock, AR, US – Stickyz Rock-n-Roll Chicken Shack
18 November, 2023 – Dallas, TX, US – Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ
19 November, 2023 – Fort Worth, TX, US – Tulips FTW
21 November, 2023 – San Antonio, TX, US – Sam’s Burger Joint
22 November, 2023 – Austin, TX, US – Sagebrush
9 December, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV, US – The Horse I Rode in On (SOLD OUT)
14 December, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV, US – The Horse I Rode in On

w/ 49 Winchester supporting: 

5 March, 2024 – Vancouver, BC, CA – Orpheum
6 March, 2024 – Kelowna, BC, CA – Kelowna Community Theatre
7 March, 2024 – Calgary, AB, CA – Grey Eagle Event Centre
9 March, 2024 – Edmonton, AB, CA – Midway Music Hall
10 March, 2024 – Edmonton, AB, CA – Midway Music Hall
11 March, 2024 – Saskatoon, SK, CA – TCU Place
13 March, 2024 – Winnipeg, MB, CA – Burton Cummings Theatre
14 March, 2024 – Thunder Bay, ON, CA – Community Auditorium
16 March, 2024 – Ottawa, ON, CA – Algonquin Commons Theatre
17 March, 2024 – London, ON, CA – London Music Hall
20 March, 2024 – Toronto, ON, CA – Danforth Music Hall

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