Win Tickets ($50): Corb Lund @ Mission Theater | w/ Caleb Caudle, Americana-meets-roots-meets-alt-country

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on January 13 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 11 .


From our sponsors:
Corb Lund
January 13, 2019
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $20 ADV, $25 Doors | 21+
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Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

There are those artists who claim an affinity for their musical roots, but then reinvent them in ways that have scant bearing on the past. Others identify with the heartland but have no genuine stake in the actual environs. So when an artist like Corb Lund comes along and shares honesty and authenticity in a way that melds past with present, it’s indeed worthy of notice.

That’s the connection Lund carries with him as he embarks on a tour that takes him to nearly three dozen markets mostly in the Western U.S. early next year. Most of those stops will be in places where he finds there is common ground, both literally and spiritually.

“I feel a deep bond and shared roots with the audiences I perform for, especially out West,” Lund says. “Coming from a multi-generational ranching family from Alberta, Canada, and Utah before that, I relate closely to cowboy culture and its authenticity. It’s a part of the U.S. I especially enjoy touring as I feel very at home there.”

Lund is an award-winning, vintage country performer, who spent his twenties, interestingly, in an indie rock band. He embraces his rich and rustic western heritage with a style that’s unique, honest and resolute, while touching on a range of cowboy themes both past and present – from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the sombre realities of running a modern family ranch. He sings about a life that he and his ancestors have lived themselves, paired with his quick-witted, wry observations of today’s world. As a result, his writing resonates emphatically with rural and urban audiences alike. It’s a classic sound with a twist, something of a rarity these days, but one that evokes the spirit of the American West, winning over appreciative audiences at rodeos, fairs, festivals and other events where tales of fearless explorers, determined homesteaders and committed cattle ranchers still holds a powerful sway.

Backed by his long-time honkytonk band, the Hurtin’ Albertans – Kurt Ciesla, bass; Grant Siemens, guitar; and Brady Valgardson, drums – Lund effectively amplifies those themes and fires up the crowds. It’s little wonder that the Vegas Seven noted, “Like Willie Nelson before them, they bring out the shit-kickers and hipsters in equal measure.”

With nine studio albums under his belt, multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nomination and wins, Lund is well recognized as a musical force to be reckoned with. His seventh album, Cabin Fever, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts; he has three gold records; and his latest release, Things That Can’t Be Undone, cemented his status as one of the best contemporary country singer/songwriters working today. The press agrees: Rolling Stone declared him one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” and NPR remarked, “The album is a high mark of a long career.”

Rolling Stone Country said of Things That Can’t Be Undone that it “finds Lund flirting in fresh sonic waters, while still keeping his sardonic mix of eerie lyrics and deceptively joyful vamps well intact.” For its part, Popmatters proclaimed, “Things That Can’t Be Undone furthers the case for Corb Lund as one of the best contemporary country songwriters.”

Caleb Caudle
Winston-Salem singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n’ roll and Southern hospitality. Influenced by bands like The Clash and Velvet Underground, Caudle was playing North Carolina’s punk rock circuit by the age of 15.

As his music has matured with his age, Caudle was recently dubbed “the musical equivalent of high-proof bourbon – rich in flavor, with a subtle, satisfying bite,” by Rolling Stone editors for their list of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know”.

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Corb Lund @ Mission Theater | w/ Caleb Caudle, Americana-meets-roots-meets-alt-country

  1. Kate December 24, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Sounds like a great show!

    • KR December 27, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

      Love to hear him & really enjoy country,

    • Kath rogers January 2, 2019 at 6:41 pm #

      Kathsounds like a great show!!

  2. Elona Casady December 24, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

    Let’s Hookey-tonk!

  3. Dave G. December 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

    Happy Holidays to us!

  4. tishree hohl December 26, 2018 at 8:32 am #

    Time to Switch to Whiskey is a great song we enjoyed listening to a few years ago. We haven’t spent enough time listening to the rest of his stuff but this is a good reason to revisit his music! Hope we get to see him!

  5. Tishka December 26, 2018 at 8:35 am #

    Time to switch to Whiskey! Let do it!

  6. Greg December 28, 2018 at 9:01 am #

    Need some Corb Lund in my life!

  7. BDub December 28, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

    Yahoo! Yes Please

  8. Jackie N January 2, 2019 at 10:23 am #

    Yes please, I’d love a honky tonk scooty poot!

  9. pat b January 2, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

    Corb! Lund!

  10. patricia C house January 2, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

    I would like to be there. Thanks

  11. patricia C house January 2, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

    I like these events. Thanks

  12. Cheyenne Terbrueggen January 2, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

    You had me at “rough and tumble tales.” I’d love to see this show!

  13. Steven Estes January 2, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

    We’d love to have an affordable date night – thanks!

  14. Nika January 2, 2019 at 5:46 pm #

    North Carolina’s punk rock circuit — Cat’s Cradle! I need to see this.

  15. Bonnie Nicholas January 3, 2019 at 8:29 pm #

    Corb & Caleb! What an amazing double bill. I’d love to attend!

  16. Maddy January 8, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    I would like to go to this show because seeing new live music is always a great time, and I have yet to check out the Mission Theater!

  17. Deborah Lusk January 8, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

    I would love to go to this but is there going to be dancing? If so, pick me.

  18. Michael Cheaney January 8, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

    Great live artist

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