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Five Dollar Bill

by Corb Lund Band

Old style, acoustic, outlawish, punky brand of traditional country music with enough wit to go around 3 or 4 times.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Five Dollar Bill
2:33 $0.99
2. Expectation and the Blues
2:56 $0.99
3. Short Native Grasses (Prairies of Alberta)
3:46 $0.99
4. No Roads Here
3:21 $0.99
5. Apocalyptic Modified Blues
3:03 $0.99
6. Heavy and Leaving
3:25 $0.99
7. Intro/Jack of Diamonds
0:36 $0.99
8. Time to Switch to Whiskey
2:53 $0.99
9. Roughest Neck Around
3:12 $0.99
10. Daughter, Don't You Marry No Guitar Picker
2:23 $0.99
11. (Gonna) Shine Up My Boots
2:13 $0.99
12. Buckin' Horse Rider
3:34 $0.99
13. She Won't Come to Me
3:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
The quick version of this story is Corb Lund was a foothills-raised rodeo kid who found compelling urban credibility in the legendary "smalls" playing bass, ultimately exploring his roots playing his own country songs. Plus, live, a few of Willie Nelson's. Don't worry, Willie does the same thing on stage, which is a story for another night.

If you're reading this for clues, I have to almost assume you don't know that Corb pleases large crowds on several continents, that his songs are thoughtful and deliberate and full of the nouns describing our actual surroundings, unique to a land of fluke prosperity that allows for a massive, sensitive artist class thriving in our redneck midst. Now, when Corb and I are drunk watching *Deadwood* at 4:13 a.m., that's the last thing on our minds, but the fact is our part of western Canada is uniquely attuned to sides of farm, oil and city life, underlined by Mr. Lund's actual rural roots, which have nothing to do with anything that might make you cringe about processed country music. His songs are viral anthems which bridge social gaps, celebrating the need for sin and sacrament as much as superior horsepower in doomsday scenarios. And his band is terribly helpful with this.

Kurt Ciesla, for example, plays the echoey standup bass with proud, scary mastery, while Winnipeg's Grant Siemens, the band's latest catch, is a natural wizard of the hillybilly instruments: banjo, slide, etc. He and drummer Brady Valgardson, also a native of Lund's Taber, party hard, play with similar intensity. It's a sight.

As has been written elsewhere, Lund appreciates the old world before country went completely to shit, remembering its humour and darkness, drinking to its diminishing pantheon of living heroes.

Corb Lund could well turn out to be one of them. More importantly, I know you already really love some of the songs on his albums, it's just that now you should take the time and find them.

Ola, amigo.

- Fish Griwkowsky,
Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Canadian Country Hallmark



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michell daigle

great cd
I bought this cd for my husband and he loves it. This is only cd he has listened to for weeks. I also think it is great. Good job I am sure we will by more cd's by this artist.

Fiona Suthern

What a unique voice with clarity and rhythm.


Great one
Corb writes and sings like he's from Texas............


great sound
great upbeat sound, good old fashioned country music. how are these guys not big. i dont know but hey they should be.

Tamara Turner, CD

If you're any fan of country rock, country folk, americana or folk rock, this is an album to lasso up, comrades. I can't help but think of Dan Zanes writing funny country music for adults with that light-hearted, witty, upbeat jangle, punctuated by an oom-pah-pah backbeat. I smell a real hit here, folks. Conjuring up images of the cowboy's trail, camp-outs on the open prairie, pickup truck road songs that leave dust clouds, and community hoe-downs in a big red barn with lots of adult malted beverages, don't miss out on this shot of pure, modern, bum-kicin' country.


Awesome CD!!
The best CD I'd heard in a long time. His other CD, Hair in my eyes like a Highland Steer is even better than this one.

Laura T Lynch of

Authentic !
The band forms a tight unit that creates country music with a dash of honky tonk. Authentic visual lyrics swirl around western themes in a down-home blend of roots instrumentation. The CD is expertly produced by Harry Stinson who has worked with Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett. The opening title track has a catchy country beat and features fine pedal steel work. 'Five Dollar Bill' is a rich storytelling song about transporting liquor into the US during prohibition. 'Time To Switch To Whisky' has a foot taping vibe, snappy instrumentation and a crew of "yahoos" singing in the background adding to the genuine sound of a saloon. The closing song could be mistaken for a love song with its sweet reflective tone but it is about Rooster the cow horse. Five Dollar Bill is an authentic CD capturing the essence of old and modern country tones.

Big Al TRaynor

great music and Canadian
HI Corb big Al TRaynor hear great job on the music i write a lot of songs also look at countrymusicplanet/altraynor or keep up the good work


We love it
Heard your songs on the TV, gave the website a look-see.
Liked the sound and the beat and knew we wanted a repeat.
We bought the CD and now we listen to it even when we feed(the cows).

Makenzie Hansen

I love the CD i think it is awsome!
I love the CD I listen to it all the time. It is has relly good songs on I and I think all our song s are awsome!
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