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An investigation into a possible elk shooting north of Swan River so far hasn't turned up any evidence.

Weekend passes for Dauphin’s Countryfest 2013 are SOLD OUT!

730 CKDM congratulates REBA MEYER, the winner of aPAIR of VIP weekend passes for Dauphin’s Countryfest 2013!

They can be purchased online at, by calling 1-800-361-7300, or in-person at Dauphin’s Countryfest office (28 2nd Avenue NE in Dauphin).


Corb Lund announces "Winter Campaign"


New Studio album Things That Can't Be Undone

releases this week on New West Records


Juno award winner Corb Lund announces his "Winter Campaign" - a tour that reaches most of Canada beginning in Victoria on January 26 and ending in Toronto on February 20.  His latest studio album,Things That Can't Be Undone, releases this week via New West Records on Friday, October 9, 2015. [A list of all tour dates are below, including on sale dates.]

To celebrate the new songs, CBC Music filmed live videos in front of an exclusive audience in Toronto for a First Play Live - now available this week for viewing here: Exclaim! has the album streaming in advance for eager fans:

An ambitious, stylistically diverse and frequently surprising collection, Corb Lund's Things That Can't Be Undone was recorded by white-hot producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) at his Nashville studio Low Country Sound. The record marks Lund's first new studio LP in three years and finds the acclaimed Canadian songwriter pushing his wry observations, darkly biting tales, rural balladry and keen storytelling into musically and thematically new terrain, resulting in the best album of his accomplished career. The 10-song collection will be available digitally, on CD, 180-gram vinyl and as a deluxe CD/DVD featuring a 22-minute mini-documentary titled "Undone" and a six-song acoustic performance.

Lund's previous studio album, 2012's Cabin Fever, hit #1 in Canada its first week on the Canadian Billboard charts, made the Polaris Music Prize longlist and led to him making big strides in the U.S. In addition to helping him secure a foothold in America, the record prompted avowed fan Miranda Lambert to invite Lund to open several stadium shows for her and Dierks Bentley and also made an impression with the media; raves came from NPR, Uncut (9 out of 10) the New York Times and the Washington Post, which exclaimed: "Lund is a revelation, laconic and scary smart, with a devil's eye for details."

Recorded with his long time band The Hurtin' Albertans (Grant Siemens on electric guitar and lap steel, Kurt Ciesla on bass and Brady Valgardson on drums), Things That Can't Be Undone is a self-assured and mature set of songs that pairs Lund's characteristically sharp songcraft with a bevy of new sounds, thrusting his mix of earnest Americana, rollicking honky tonk and rousing alt-country to new heights. "I would like to think it's a healthy balance of pushing our stylistic boundaries and pushing our audience's ears, but keeping it familiar enough so that they're not totally alienated," explains Lund. "I think I've trained them by now to expect different things."

Whereas in the past, Lund and band brought fully formed songs to the producer and knocked out an album in a few days, they took a different approach this time. Over a two-week period this past April they holed up with Cobb in his studio and collaborated with him on each of the arrangements. Together they constructed the songs, broke them down, and often rebuilt them. "Dave has a very organic, and somewhat retro, way of working," reveals Lund. "He's into old school sounds, and less processing. It's a real natural sort of sound, which I'm also very into. He's very spontaneous and he wasn't afraid to tear apart my arrangements and start over. It was good for us."

The end result is a lively and loose record influenced heavily by '60s and '70s rock and country and steeped in the kind of narratives Lund is beloved for. The cautionary tale "Talk Too Much" swaggers like a Stones song as Siemens exhibits some searing guitar chops. On "Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues," written with Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours, Lund offers an uproarious response to Johnny Paycheck's classic "Take This Job and Shove It": "Here's your backstage pass to the warehouse boiler room/That's what he said as he handed me my broom/Don't be sittin' down now son, it ain't your break time yet/I guess you're used to them seventy-five minute sets." In the powerful "Sadr City", an Eastern influenced psychedelic guitar riff sets that scene for a tragic tale about the Siege of Sadr City, the first big flare-up of sectarian violence in Iraq after Mission Accomplished. The track continues Lund's tradition of military songs that he began in with his 2007 album Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!

Loss is a prevalent theme on the record and takes several different forms throughout. On the poignant album closer "Sunbeam" Lund, who recently suffered the losses of his father and grandmother, laments the death of his young niece and sings, "I wish you could have stayed a little longer/And shone more of your sunlight in our lives." Elsewhere he grapples with the impermanence of places he loves as on the bristling "Alt Berlin Blues," which plays out like a modern day "Big Yellow Taxi," as he sings about a favorite German watering hole getting leveled to make way for condos: "A century of thirst outlasting two or three world wars/One hundred year old beer halls that do not exist no more." On the potent cowboy folk song, "S Lazy H," Lund, a 6th generation rancher, details how life on the ranch has changed due to expansion and greed: "Sometimes right isn't equal, sometimes equal's not fair/There will soon be rows of houses on that ridge over there/Many lifetimes of labor will be all but erased/So shed a tear and look skyward, God help the S Lazy H."

Corb Lund "Winter Campaign" Tour Dates 

*  - on sale October 8, 2015
^  - already on sale


Jan 26 - VICTORIA, BC - McPherson Playhouse *

Jan 27 - COURTENAY, BC - Florence Filberg Centre *

Jan 28 - DUNCAN, BC - Cowichan Performing Arts Centre *

Jan 29 - VANCOUVER, BC - Commodore Ballroom *

Jan 30 - VANCOUVER, BC - Commodore Ballroom *

Jan 31 - MISSION, BC  - Clarke Foundation Theatre *

Feb 02 - NELSON, BC - Capitol Theatre *

Feb 03 - REVELSTOKE, BC - Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre ^

Feb 04 - BANFF, AB - The Banff Centre ^

Feb 05 - CALGARY, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall *

Feb 06 - EDMONTON, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium *

Feb 07 - MEDICINE HAT, AB - Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre ^

Feb 08 - SASKATOON, SK - O'Brians Event Centre *

Feb 09 - REGINA, SK - Casino Regina *

Feb 10 - WINNIPEG, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre *

Feb 12 - ELLIOT LAKE, ON - Lester B Pearson Civic Centre ^

Feb 13 - ST. CATHERINES, ON - Partridge Concert Hall ^

Feb 15 - LONDON, ON - London Music Hall *

Feb 16 - PETERBOROUGH, ON - The Venue Peterborough *

Feb 17 - MONTREAL, ON - Theatre Fairmount *

Feb 18 - KINGSTON, ON - Grand Theatre ^

Feb 19 - OTTAWA, ON - National Arts Centre ^

Feb 20 - TORONTO, ON - Winter Garden Theatre ^

A Dauphin restauranteur didn't think an electrical fire in a deep fryer at her flagship location would cause the destruction it did.

The Dauphin Kings battled back to make a 3-0 deficit 3-2 in the third period but they couldn't complete the comeback in a 5-2 loss to the Portage Terriers Friday night at Credit Union Place.

The RM of Mossey River is reminding councillors to follow their code of conduct after censuring one of their members.

One of the main events of the Winnipegosis Centennial is just over a week away.

The main stage line up for the Friday of Countryfest 2016 is now known.
In celebration of its fifth anniversary, Countryfest Community Cinema is holding a fundraising gala next weekend.
Dauphin's Countryfest has a lot more competition than it used to, making it more difficult to book acts.
A helicopter that flies over Countryfest has seen a thing or two.
It's important to drink lots of water when you're out in the sun all day, but one group of Countryfest campers is showing that good food is important too.
Countryfest 2015 is in the books and the countdown to 2016 is on.
Canadians now have until May 5 to file their tax returns.

A Manitoba community devastated by a growing number of suicides says it is in a desperate need for help.

An arson charge against the man formerly accused of setting a fire that burned down the Towers Hotel in Dauphin has been stayed.
Day two of CUPE Manitoba's annual convention is underway at Credit Union Place.

Julian Lennon, son of Beatle John Lennon, has announced his mother Cynthia has died.

Cynthia Lennon, 75, was John Lennon’s first wife.

On a Cynthia Lennon Memorial website, the family said she “passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain, following a short but brave battle with cancer.” Julian, who posted the website on his Twitter account, was with his mother when she died.

She married three times after her 1968 divorce from Lennon after six years of marriage. Julian was her only child.

Dauphin's skate park is getting a BMX track, but the committee in charge wants to know how it should be built.

When West Coast rockers Default was one of the acts who first played Credit Union Place when it opened no one thought the band's lead singer would become one of the biggest solo Country acts in the country!  But that is what happened!  

Dallas Smith, who has the number one song in the country this week, made his triumphant return to Credit Union Place Friday night and performed to a somewhat smaller crowd of fans than hoped for on the second show of his current tour (the first was in Thunder Bay the night before).  Smith also included a couple of songs recorded by his old band as he has done previously when he's played Dauphin's Countryfest.  

Also on the bill, was newcomer Charlie Worsham, who displayed musical dexterity playing a variety of instruments and appearing to really love playing!  The artist, who released his debut album, Rubberband last year, played his first single, "Could It Be" alongside most of the album.

Opening the show were two Manitoba products.  First up was a pair of brothers from Winnipeg who perform under their last name, Petric and the Roblin based Ryan Keown Band.