MARCH 1 2010

Kev Corbett | | (902) 403-5150

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The Son of a Rudderless Train tour takes singer-songwriter Kev Corbett from Halifax to Victoria and back, making all regular station stops in between.

(Halifax, NS) – After a sold-out record release show for his second self-produced full-length CD Son of a Rudderless Boat at The Company House in Halifax, And a much-lauded Roots Room showcase at the recent ECMA in Sydney, Kev Corbett is taking his show on the road in a classic Canadian fashion.

    His highly anticipated new album, Son of a Rudderless Boat (Little Red Canon) charted at #3 on the Earshot Folk/Roots in late December. The record features zinger lyrics and a sound that borrows from folk, bluegrass, blues and jazz, without getting too cozy with any of those. Special guests include Old Man Luedecke (That’s All Gone), Meaghan Smith (Deep and Wide, Flowers in my Sidewalk) and Christina Martin (The Driving Song), along with Erin Costelo, Thom Swift, Norma MacDonald and Don Brownrigg among many others.

    Key tracks include the banjo-inflected reggae vibe of That’s All Gone, the exuberant ode to love, food and the love of food Cheese and Whiskey, and the written-while-trapped-under-a-kayak title track, Son of a Rudderless Boat. A mainstage-set preview of the record at the 2009 Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival was the buzz of the weekend.

    The Chronicle Herald said: “It’s probably not easy to sound as comfortable before a microphone as Kev Corbett does, but the Halifax singer-songwriter has a way of making his conversational songs sound immediate and fresh, like the lyrics are spilling forth in a brand new way every time. You can hear hints of the masters, like Kristofferson and Prine, in Corbett’s odes to the good life and one-of-a-kind characters, but his voice is his own and his observations absorbing.”

    Kev Corbett is one of the best of eastern Canada’s bumper crop of fine young songwriters, with confident and compelling turns of phrase, top-notch musicality (Musician of the Year nominee, Nova Scotia Music Awards in 2008), and always entertaining storytelling. He has placed twice in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival song contest, was a semi-finalist for 2009 in the International Songwriting Competition for Flowers in My Sidewalk. He has played quality rooms like The Yellow Door (Montreal), The Free Times Cafe (Toronto), The Carleton (Halifax) and Club Passim (Cambridge MA). He played at the Times Changed High and Lonesome Club in Winnipeg and lived to write a song about it (12 Steps to Hell).

    Kev will board a Via Rail train on March 8th, and travel through March and April, playing daily on the train and hopping off to play towns all over Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and BC, culminating in a Bluebird North gig in Vancouver on April 20. While onboard, Corbett will be posting as often as reception permits, to his Twitter account (@corbettkev), documenting things with a small video camera, and recording another new album, using the sounds of the train and the people he encounters as his sonic backdrop to capture the feeling of this iconic trip.

    He’ll be back out on the road… this time in a car…for a series of dates in Ontario with Juno Award winner Stephen Fearing in late May.

See tour dates below, and check for updates.
For more information on Kev Corbett, visit:

Kev Corbett
(902) 403-5150 or email


Mar 8th – Viarail Halifax-Montreal Train, Activity Car
Mar 9th – Montreal – Burritoville – 2055 r. Bishop – 514 286 2776 – $6/PWYC
Mar 10th – Viarail Montreal-Toronto Train, Activity Car
Mar 10th – Oakville – The Moonshine Cafe – 137 Kerr St. – 905 844 2655 – $6
Mar 11th – Toronto – The Troubadour – 3071 Dundas St. W. 647 345-8807 – 7pm – Free
Mar 12th – Hamilton – The Freeway Coffeehouse – 333 King St E. 905 296 1424 – $6
Mar 15th – Guelph – Jimmy Jazz
Mar 16th – Toronto – C’est What – 67 Front St E. – 416-867-9499 – $6
Mar 18th – Viarail Toronto-Winnipeg Train, Activity Car
Mar 19th – Viarail Toronto-Winnipeg Train, Activity Car
Mar 20th – Winnipeg – Sam’s Place – 159 Henderson Hwy – 204 661 5603 – $6/PWYC
Mar 23rd – Winnipeg – House Concert
Mar 24th – Winnipeg – TBC
Mar 25th – Viarail Winnipeg-Edmonton Train, Activity Car
Mar 26th – Edmonton – The Artery – 9535 Jasper Ave – 780.441.6966 – $TBC
Mar 27th – Canmore – TBC
Mar 28th – Twin Butte AB – House Concert
Mar 30th – Viarail Edmonton-Vancouver Train, Activity Car
Apr 1st – Vancouver – Cocoa Nymph Chocolates – 3739 West 10th Ave – 604 222 4477 – $6
Apr 2nd – Duncan – Duncan Garage Showroom – #201-330 Duncan Street – 250 748 7246 – $6
Apr 3rd – Victoria – House Concert
Apr 4th – Sooke – TBC
Apr 8th – Courtney – Joe’s Garage – 115 5th Street – 250 702-6456 – 8pm – $15
Apr 9th – Ucluelet – Wild Heather Books – 1576 Imperial Lane – 250 726 2665 – $10
Apr 10th – Salt Spring Island – TBC
Apr 15th Nelson, Cocoa-Nut Cafe
Apr 16th – Kamloops – The Art We Are – 201-322 Victoria Street – 250 828 7998 – $6
Apr 17th – Penticton – Fibonacci Cafe – 219 Main St. – 250 770 1913 – $6
April 20th – Vancouver – SAC Bluebird North @ Roundhouse – Davie @ Pacific – 604 713 1800
April 23rd – Viarail Vancouver-Edmonton Train, Activity Car
April 24th – Viarail Edmonton-Winnipeg Train, Activity Car
April 25th – Viarail Winnipeg-Toronto Train, Activity Car
April 26th – Viarail Winnipeg-Toronto Train, Activity Car
April 28th – Viarail Montreal-Halifax Train, Activity Car


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