IF YOU GO
What: Corb Lund with Peewee Moore
When: 9:30 p.m. today, Feb. 7
Where: Rhythm & Brews, 221 Market St.
Venue website: www.rhythm-brews.com
Artist website: www.corblund.com
1995: “Modern Pain”
1999: “Unforgiving Mistress”
2002: “Five Dollar Bill”
2006: “Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer”
2007: “Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!”
2009: “Live at the Edmonton Coliseum” / “Losin’ Lately Gambler”
2012: “Cabin Fever”
Canadian road dog and roots singer/songwriter Corb Lund will share the stage at Rhythm & Brews tonight with Chattanooga ex-pat Peewee Moore.
An Alberta native, Lund was formerly the lead singer of ’90s speed-metal band The Smalls. He since has pulled a stylistic 180, and he and his band, The Hurtin’ Albertans, now ride the fence between folk and electrified alt-country.
A fourth-generation cowboy, Lund’s most recent album, “Cabin Fever,” his eighth, was written in a remote cabin he built an hour outside Edmonton, Alberta. The album received a four-star (of five) rating from AllMusic.com following its Aug. 13 release.
Reviewer Mark Deming wrote that the album combined a “classic Western sound with a darkly witty rock & roll sensibility.”
“His tales of too-fast motorcycles and hot rockin’ gals prove the heart of a rocker co-exists with the soul of a cowboy,” Deming said. “The dry, lonesome twang of the six-strings and the steel mesh beautifully with his rich, emotive, but unfussy vocals.”
Tonight’s show is the latest on a tour supporting “Cabin Fever” and will follow a string of dates in the Southwest. He will continue up the East Coast following his Scenic City date.
Lund’s brother on the bill, Moore, was formerly co-lead singer and guitarist with local rockabilly outfit The Tennessee Rounders. Moore left Chattanooga a couple of years ago to move to Austin, Texas, but has frequently returned to haunt Chattanooga stages.