Montreal’s Pouzza Fest takes place later this week from May 19-21, and we’re happy that we’ve had the chance to count down to this festival with you. It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for the big event. We have been chatting with a number of the Canadian lineup to get everyone ready for the big event, and we are having a blast doing so, but now we’ve reached the big day! For our final interview, we are are focused on Edmonton based psychobilly rock n roll band, Raygun Cowboys.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
My name is Jon Christopherson, I’m the singer and guitar player for the Raygun Cowboys, we’re Psychobilly rock n roll band from Edmonton Alberta!
Pouzza Fest is in May, which is really the beginning of the summer festival season, how to prepare for the festival season?
I love festival season, we are doing a few festivals this summer, Pouzza and another one in Fredericton on this tour. Over the summer we are doing a few festivals out west as well. I enjoy the festival atmosphere everyone is there for a good time and that’s it!
Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
Yes we have played Pouzza before and it’s a great time. I guess my favourite story is that we parked our motorhome in the police head quarters parking lot for a week and didn’t get hassled once, hahaha!
There’s quite a big line-up at Pouzza Fest, who are you most excited to check out at the festival?
I’m really excited to see our buddies K-man and the 45’s, and Lagwaon, it’s going to a great way to spend a Sunday!
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
We’re playing the Bedlam Breakout Psychobilly festival in England at the end of summer, we’re excited for that!
Describe your live show in 5 words, and GO!
crazy wild rock and roll
If you were asked to give an up and coming artist some advice, what would that advice be?
Get in the van play as much as you can!
What’s up next for you?
We’re playing some festivals this summer and then touring Europe in the fall. We’re excited to see everyone out on our May tour and hope everyone likes our new album “The Cowboy Code” which was release via Stomp Records on May 5th.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.