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Lund heads to Sun for July disc

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – A spirited set of rockabilly, rock n' roll and honky tonk country, Corb Lund's "Counterfeit Blues," comes out July 1 via New West Records.

The disc was recorded live, off the floor, at Sun Studio in Memphis. Lund, a Canadian singer, and his band, the Hurtin' Albertans, recorded the collection over two days resulting in an album that as Lund puts it is "raw, organic and dirty."

"It turned out really well," Lund said. "Partly because we know the songs inside out and have played them live a thousand times and partly because recording at Sun is a very old fashioned, low-tech process that ends up sounding really great if you can pull it off. My band has been playing behind me for 10 years or more, with all the same members so it was a great way to capture the live chemistry we've developed over many, many tours. You can't fake that."

Armed with just a couple of guitars, mics, a pedal steel guitar, stand-up bass, drums and the amps they plugged into, the quartet recorded a dozen songs for the CD. Most of the songs are fro "Five Dollar Bill" from 2003 and " Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer" from 2006.

"Counterfeit Blues" will be available on CD, vinyl and digital download as well as a special two-disc CD/DVD set comprised of the documentary "Memphis Sun," which originally aired this past December on CMT Canada. The film documents the band's journey from the north of Alberta to the south of Memphis for the two-day recording session in the hallowed ground where rock and roll was born. The DVD will feature three bonus tracks - "Bucking Horse Rider," "Good Copenhagen," and "Shine Up My Boots" - that were not on the original hour-long broadcast.

Lund and his band just played the Stagecoach Music Festival in southern California and are currently wrapping up their Spring Thaw tour of the western U.S. and Canada. The fourth-generation rancher and former front man of the punk/metal band The Smalls has was last out with "Cabin Fever" in 2012.

Lund is currently working on his ninth studio album for release in 2015.

Counterfeit Blues Track List:
1. Counterfeiters' Blues
2. Good Copenhagen
3. Big Butch Bass Bull Fiddle
4. Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer
5. Little Foothills Heaven
6. Five Dollar Bill
7. Buckin' Horse Rider
8. Hurtin' Albertan
9. (Gonna) Shine Up My Boots
10. Truck Got Stuck
11. Roughest Neck Around
12. Truth Comes Out

"Memphis Sun" DVD Track List:
1. Hurtin' Albertan
2. No Roads Here
3. Little Foothills Heaven
4. Counterfeiters' Blues
5. Roughest Neck Around
6. Big Butch Bass Bull Fiddle
7. Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer
8. Truck Got Stuck
9. Truth Comes Out
10. Five Dollar Bill

Bonus videos:
1. Buckin' Horse Rider
2. Good Copenhagen
3. (Gonna) Shine Up My Boots

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