Vancouver Island MusicFest has made its first announcement for the 2020 festival, and artistic director Doug Cox has gone ‘a little bit country’ for his first act.
First out of the blocks is Alberta alt-country singer-songwriter, Corb Lund.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since he played MusicFest. Since then his career has skyrocketed and taken him all over the world,” said Cox. “We’re really happy to have Corb back with us in 2020.”
Lund’s music reflects his Western heritage and rock and roll roots. His distinct blend of Americana-meets-roots-meets-alt-country has attracted accolades from critics in Canada and the U.S.
Lund’s 2015 release, Things That Can’t Be Undone, was produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton). His previous record, 2014’s Counterfeit Blues, was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., and was the focus of a two-hour CMT special. Previous to that, 2012’s Cabin Fever debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian charts, and three of his albums are certified gGold.
Along with his band, Lund tours extensively throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Currently signed to New West Records, Lund is an eight-time Canadian Country Music Award Roots Artist of the Year, the 2017 BreakOut West Roots Solo Artist of the Year, and has many other awards and accolades, including a Juno Award, under his belt.
Give someone you love Corb Lund for Christmas this year! VI MusicFest Early Bird weekend passes are on sale now. Get yours in time for Christmas and give the gift of great music. For tickets and information go to www.islandmusicfest.com