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Lund returns with "El Viejo"

Friday, February 23, 2024 – Canadian singer Corb Lund returns with "El Viejo" today via New West Records. The 11-track set was produced by Lund and recorded entirely in his living room in Lethbridge, Alberta with his band The Hurtin' Albertans.

"El Viejo" is Lund's first album of original material since 2020's "Agricultural Tragic."

"It was just a few of us in my house. No studio. No outside producer. No adults in the room. No stress."

"This is my favorite album we've made in years, and I've been planning it for a long while. It's all acoustic instruments; banjos, mandos, acoustic guitars, resonators, not an electric lick on it, and it kinda kicks ass. I LOVE those kinds of sounds and they're my favorite to sing over."

"We cut it all live sitting in a circle like a campfire, and it's the real deal. Honest mistakes and all, live vocals, live guitar solos, live harmonica licks."

Lund will launch his Canadian tour in support of "El Viejo" with New West labelmates 49 Winchester as support, on March 5 in Vancouver, Canada

Lund will also make his Carnegie Hall debut in New York City on March 22 alongside Ramblin' Jack Elliott and more as a part of "Roll On, Cowboys with Andy Hedges & Friends" presented by the National Ranching Heritage Center. He has also announced his initial U.S. headline dates as well as European tour dates supporting the Dead South.

The track listing is:
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

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