Canadian country music royalty join forces

Corb Lund and Ian Tyson play Royal Theatre

Canadian country music past, present and future will all be on offering when Ian Tyson and Corb Lund team up for a series of shows, including in Victoria on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Tyson, born in Victoria and raised in Duncan, is a true Canadian singer-songwriter legend, best known for his timeless tunes “Someday Soon” and “Four Strong Winds,” which CBC listeners voted as the greatest Canadian song of all time in 2005.

Born and raised in Alberta, Lund may be the junior of the duo, but that doesn’t make him a greenhorn. With nine albums under his belt and a long list of accolades, Lund, along with his band the Hurtin’ Albertans, is a name synonymous with contemporary Canadian country music.

Together they’ll be bringing Cowboy Songs and Stories to the Royal Theatre, where they’ll be trading stories and songs and generally bringing a piece of the prairies to the West Coast.

“I am looking forward to bringing the ‘best of the West’ to the ‘West of the West’,” Tyson said.

“Having mentored Corb over the years makes working with him now a lot of fun.”

“We’ve really got to know each other over the years—maybe a bit too well,” Lund joked.

“I think our friendship shines through when we play, and the audience can feel it. Ian is a legend, so it’s a privilege and honour to share the stage with him—and I’m lucky to call him a friend.”

The two teamed up in 2012 for a similar set of shows to mark the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede, but the 2018 version will see some updating and some new twists. The duo recently played in Ottawa to rave reviews, and will be heading to Vancouver and Edmonton after their stop in the Capital Region. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at rmts.bc.ca.

— Monday Magazine

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