Canada’s finest exponent of both kinds of music, punk rocker turned idiosyncratic Americana singer-songwriter Corb Lund, joins me in an Irish pub to talk his favorite album, the 1959 Western classic ‘Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs’ by Marty Robbins.
Corb talks about how he discovered the album as a child, the balance between reverence of the past and subversive innovation in roots music, how Marty Robbins’ mainstream success was linked to John Wayne, which of his songs have been directly inspired by Marty Robbins, how he comes up with album titles and how working with producer Dave Cobb on his latest album 'Things That Can’t Be Undone’ changed his approach in the studio.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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