Surprise #4: Corb Lund’s Beard

I guess most folks were surprised by Corb Lund‘s beard.  This makes me smile.  There were a lot of fans in the stands for this guy!  He’s got a big heart for Alberta and wrote this tune for the sake of those struggling with the floods.

His website was a great promotion of the event and also captures the culture of our province, along with great music.

@abfloodaid August 15 at McMahon Stadium. All funds raised will benefit all Alberta flood victims. To make a donation:

Alberta Flood Aid will take place on Thursday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. at McMahon Stadium.

The concert will feature the following artists: Jann Arden, Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Nickelback, Colin James, Loverboy, Corb Lund, Johnny Reid, The Sadies, The Sheepdogs, and Ian Tyson. Hosted by comedian Brent Butt.

The performance order is not released yet and more artists may be added. Artist line-up is subject to change, please check back at for updates.

Approximately 30,000 tickets will be sold for this star-studded event and revenue will be donated and Ticketmaster is waiving all service charges normally associated with ticket sales.

Corb Lund spares us any pretentiousness through his genuine nature.  This is easily evidenced by his ‘B[road]casts’ video diary.

A great Albertan, it was wonderful to have Corb Lund offer up his time in support of the folk who will be rebuilding for a very long time.  Charley Engel writes a nice little biography here.  Photo credit: Alexandra Valenti.

Alexandra Valenti: Photo Credit

Alexandra Valenti: Photo Credit

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