Here at Canadian Beats, we are busy getting ready for festival season! Montreal’s Pouzza Fest takes place this month from May 19-21, and we’re happy to count down to this festival with you. We will be chatting with a number of the Canadian lineup to get everyone ready for the big event! First off, we have Alberta based Seth Anderson.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
My name is Seth Anderson. I am a songwriter/performer/ folk-artist living in Canmore, Alberta. Originally from Hartland, New Brunswick. I recently joined Joey Cape’s label called One Week Records, and also am teaming up with Little Rocket Records for this album to be released on vinyl.
Pouzza Fest is in May, which is really the beginning of the summer festival season, how to prepare for the festival season?
I just get in as much practice partying as possible. If you sow up for festival season and you are not ready to have the time of your life, you are gonna have a lot of disappointed people.
Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
This will be my third time playing Pouzza. It is my favourite weekend of the year, so many friends, great bands, and to top it off you are in Montreal. It is really hard to pick one memory, but there are a few performances that really stand out. Chris Cresswell of the Flatliners solo set my first year was great. Belvedere last year was really awesome too.
There’s quite a big line-up at Pouzza Fest, who are you most excited to check out at the festival?
The lineup is really amazing this year. There will be a lot of very difficult decisions to be made in seeing some shows and missing others. I’ve been really into Iron Chic the last couple of years and have yet to see them play, so I’m excited for their set.
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
This is the only festival that I have booked this summer unfortunately. I will be performing at Fest in Gainesville, Florida in October.
Describe your live show in 5 words, and GO!
High-fivey. Hollery. Crooney. Energeticy. ReallyReallyReallyReallyReal.
If you were asked to give an up and coming artist some advice, what would that advice be?
Try to have as much fun as possible. This is also a reminder I give myself sometimes. If things are getting stressful, or too much…. Just have fun.
What’s up next for you?
My One Week Record coming out on vinyl this month on Little Rocket Records along with the release of an official video for the song “24” shot by Beau Evans In Canmore, Alberta. I’ll be on tour supporting this from Alberta to Halifax around the release and Pouzza fest throughout May and June . Also, I am working on getting to the USA and Europe for some shows this year. A new record is also written and waiting to be recorded, so I have been working out a plan to get in the studio and get some new music into people’s ears! Other than that, just lots lots of training for festivals.”
May 12, Winnipeg ,MB – the Windsor
May 14, Sault Ste-Marie,ON – The New American
May 21 , PouzzaFest, Montreal,QC – Fouf’s Brunch BBQ
May 24, , Fredericton , NB – Living roots Music festival
May 26, Halifax,NS – The Anchor
May 27, Woodstock, NB – Dooley’s
May 31, Levis, QC – La Maison De L’Amitie
June 1 – Montreal, QC – L’Esco
june 2 – Ottawa,ON – Cafe Nostalgica
June 3, Toronto,ON – Sonic Cafe
June 6, Sudbury,ON – Speakeasy
June 8, Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry
June 12, Medicine Hat, AB – The Silver Buckle
June 14, Banff, AB – Wild Bill’s w/ Off With Their Heads, Fire Next Time
June 15, Calgary, AB – the Ship And Anchor w/ Off With Their Heads , Fire Next Time
June 16, Edmonton, AB – The Needle Vinyl Tavern w/ Off With Their Heads, Fire Next Time
June 17, Canmore, AB – Arts Place