By: Remington Fioraso
Album: Counterfeit Blues
Release Date: June 17, 2014
iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/counterfeit-blues/id883387856
Label: New West Records
Corb Lund is a Juno Award and Canadian Country Music Association Award winner. His new album, “Counterfeit Blues” has been released in Canada. It contains 12 tracks and is available digitally, on CD and on vinyl. In addition, a two disc CD/DVD containing “Counterfeit Blues” and the documentary “Memphis Sun.”
Prior to listening to the album, I had not listened to Corb Lund previously. I highly enjoyed “Counterfeit Blues.” As the record is a compilation of fan favourites, it is a great introduction to new listeners. However, it will also please prior fans of the artist. The tracks were rerecorded live in a two day recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. It has a raw sound and successfully pulls off recording “off the floor”.
My favourite tracks on the album are “Good Copenhagen”, “Hurtin’ Albertan”, and “Five Dollar Bill.” If you have enjoyed Corb Lund’s previous releases, definitely purchase the album if you have yet to. If you, like myself, love country music, I would recommend checking out “Counterfeit Blues.”
Rating: 3.5/ 5
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!