Photo Credit: Jocleyn-Vautour
From July 25 to July 30, Mud City Meltdown takes place in Moncton, NB. The festival showcases some incredible local talent, as well as some national and international acts that are certain to please the crowds. We are happy to be working alongside MCMD to showcase some of the talented bands and artists that will be performing! First up, we had Moncton based The Galpines then indie folk group, Les Hay Babies, Nova Scotia’s Marc à Paul à Jos and then The Monoxides. Today, we’re keeping it going and this time chatting with Chris Colepaugh of Gold City Ashes. Enjoy!
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
I’m Chris Colepaugh from Gold City Ashes.
Mud City Meltdown is back for its third year, how does it feel to be a part of this event?
Pretty great! I’ve been watching this festival grow bigger and bigger every year, and it’s great to be a part of it this year.
The lineup for Mud City Meltdown is loaded with so much Canadian talent, who are you most excited to check out at the festival?
Love the Monoxides and the Headstones. Love Lanois too. Hard to nail down just one.
While you’re in Moncton, are there any “must see locations” that you hope to check out?
I’m from Moncton, and I can’t give away all our secret spots.
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
We did Canada Day in Riverview and the Campbellton Salmon Festival. Looking at more dates in the Fall with the new album being launched in 2018.
If someone has yet to see you live, how would you describe your live show?
Heavy. Loud. Rock ‘n Roll..
When you head out on tour or in this case for festival season, what 3 things must you make sure you pack?
Clothes. Gear. Strings.
Here at Canadian Beats, we’re all about Canadian talent, who are some of your favorite Canadian bands/artists?
Rush. Triumph. Billy Talent.
What’s up next for you?
Tour dates with Gold City Ashes, solo and a few dates with Matt Andersen. Studio recording some great artists. Plus the new Gold City Ashes album. Nothing but music down the line.
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.