Corb Lund trades in raunchy riffs for down-home country roots on Five Dollar Bill

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 22, 2002 By Steve Newton The last time I talked to Corb Lund, two years back, he regaled me with stories of his then-group the smalls’ adventures while touring in Bosnia, of all places. The rifle-toting border guards over there weren’t always thrilled to have the Alberta rockers … Continue reading Corb Lund trades in raunchy riffs for down-home country roots on Five Dollar Bill

The smalls get fast and furious again

By Steve Newton The last time I talked to Corb Lund about the smalls, back in 2000, he was known as Corby and had just returned from a tour of Bosnia-Herzegovina with the Edmonton-based guitar rockers. Nearly a decade and a half later you can still call him Corby (“Either one, take your pick”), and … Continue reading The smalls get fast and furious again

After scary times in Bosnia the smalls set their sights on Texas

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 25, 2000 By Steve Newton Last February, Edmonton guitar-rockers the smalls found a unique way to celebrate their 10 years together: they kicked off a month-long European tour with a few dates in that popular wintertime destination, Bosnia-Herzegovina. When bassist-songwriter Corby Lund calls from outside of Winnipeg with … Continue reading After scary times in Bosnia the smalls set their sights on Texas

The Smalls sound nice and chunky on Waste & Tragedy

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 9, 1995 By Steve Newton Some rock bands dream about being popular enough to play large venues but whine about getting booked in the little, out-of-the-way places on the way up. Not the Smalls, though. You won’t get any complaints out of them when they see locations like … Continue reading The Smalls sound nice and chunky on Waste & Tragedy