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If that ain't country: Morello's welcomes Corb Lund to Harrisburg

  • Corb Lund picks out a tune during the encore portion of his concert Saturday at Morello's in Harrisburg.

    Corb Lund picks out a tune during the encore portion of his concert Saturday at Morello's in Harrisburg.
    Travis DeNeal Photo

  • Eldorado country musician Travis Beasley performs the opening set at Saturday night's concert at Morello's in Harrisburg.

    Eldorado country musician Travis Beasley performs the opening set at Saturday night's concert at Morello's in Harrisburg.
    Travis DeNeal Photo

  • Corb Lund picks out a tune during the encore portion of his concert Saturday at Morello's in Harrisburg.

    Corb Lund picks out a tune during the encore portion of his concert Saturday at Morello's in Harrisburg.
    Travis DeNeal Photo

  • Canadian alt-country performer Corb Lund plays Saturday during a concert he and Eldorado country musician Travis Beasley performed at Morello's in Harrisburg.

    Canadian alt-country performer Corb Lund plays Saturday during a concert he and Eldorado country musician Travis Beasley performed at Morello's in Harrisburg.
    Travis DeNeal Photo

  • Canadian musician Corb Lund plays to a sold-out crowd in the banquet room at Morello's in Harrisburg Saturday night.

    Canadian musician Corb Lund plays to a sold-out crowd in the banquet room at Morello's in Harrisburg Saturday night.
    Travis DeNeal Photo

  • Canadian musician Corb Lund plays to a sold-out crowd in the banquet room at Morello's in Harrisburg Saturday night.

    Canadian musician Corb Lund plays to a sold-out crowd in the banquet room at Morello's in Harrisburg Saturday night.
    Travis DeNeal Photo

  • Canadian musician Corb Lund puts a capo on his guitar neck before kicking off his Saturday night show at Morello's in Harrisburg.

    Canadian musician Corb Lund puts a capo on his guitar neck before kicking off his Saturday night show at Morello's in Harrisburg.
    Travis DeNeal Photo

  • Eldorado country musician Travis Beasley performs the opening set at Saturday night's concert at Morello's in Harrisburg.

    Eldorado country musician Travis Beasley performs the opening set at Saturday night's concert at Morello's in Harrisburg.
    Travis DeNeal Photo

 
By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
Posted on 3/20/2018, 2:14 PM

HARRISBURG -- A crowd full of cowboys, hillbillies and other assorted country music fans filled the banquet hall at Morello's Saturday night to welcome Canadian alt-country musician Corb Lund to Harrisburg.

The native Albertan sang a lengthy set list, including songs from his platinum and two gold albums. When the concert "ended," he joked with the crowd yelling for "one more song."

"Normally, I'm able to walk offstage where you can't see me before I come back on," he said. "Tonight I don't have anywhere to go, so we're just going to pretend I walked off."

He then played several more songs for an encore, including covers of Patsy Cline's "Crazy" and Kenny Rogers' "Lucille."

Eldorado country musician Travis Beasley, who organized the concert sponsored by Legence Bank's American Farm Mortgage Co., opened the show. He also said he was thrilled to get the chance to see Lund play in Saline County.

"I figured out if I wanted to see Corb Lund play here, I'd have to do it myself," Beasley told the audience.