He may not be from Nashville, but everything about Corb Lund is pure country. Born in Canada, Lund started out playing punk rock with The Smalls before adopting the twang for The Corb Lund Band. The latter group took on a life of its own after the former group broke up, and Lund’s punk past now seems like a distant memory. Fortunately, Lund has given ups plenty to remember as a country singer. This year, he lived every country artist’s dream when he headed to Sun Studios to record his New West Records debut, Counterfeit Blues, an album that may be his finest work yet. Lund’s been riding high, and now is the chance to see him before he really blows up. So, if you happen to find yourself in Missoula, you could certainly do worse than head down to the Top Hat Lounge to catch the next big thing in Americana. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.