Raygun Cowboys have fused the very best sounds from 50’s rockabilly and 70’s-80’s punk, with a mixture of loud horns and an incredible high-energy stage show, to bring psychobilly punk rock to Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort. The band will be hitting the Bumper to Bumper Snow Stage on February 17th, all part of Snöjuhla.
Raygun Cowboys is the very definition of badass, singer and lead guitarist, Jon Christopherson explains the sound, “the genre is psychobilly. We mix 50’s rockabilly with punk. There’s blues, country and really high-energy.” The crowd will definitely be moved to dance, promises Jon. “When we started, we were a trio. Then we added a horn section to the band.” And the sound exploded from there.
Raised in the Edmonton’s punk scene, “it was always a really up-tempo and high-energy. The sound just kinda came out that way.” He assures the crowd is in for something new and exciting, “it’s something a little bit different and with the horn section it gives us a different take on the rockabilly sound. It’s been really good for us.”
I always wanted to do something really unique. You do something different & you’ll stand out. – Jon Christopherson, singer & lead guitarist Raygun Cowboys
“It all happened naturally, the horn section they were in a Ska band. They were friends of ours and we just to play shows together,” Jon says the two groups got together and jammed a few times, “it just worked out. We sounded really good together. They played our songs and played with just. It just changed. It was a big sound, that we hadn’t really heard before.” Together new music came, “I was able to write music that I wouldn’t have been able to do, if it was juts a three piece.”
The group is headed out on tour with The Real McKenzies, another punk-fusion band. “We’re headed out in March, with The Real McKenzies, on a western-Canada tour,” Jon says they’ll be hitting Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, “we did about five dates with them in Ontario and Quebec, last year. It was pretty fun, they’re a great band; kinda Celtic-punk.”
Before they take their big sound across Canada, the group will be hitting the Bumper to Bumper Snow Stage at Snöjuhla, on February 17th. “You can expect us playing loud and fast. If they like to shake it, they can dance. That’s what we’re all about. We’re a party band and want people to have a good time.”
“We’re looking forward to the show.” You can catch Raygun Cowboys live on February 17th, at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort. Snöjuhla promises a full-day of skiing/boarding and tubing, along with live bands, DJ, festival atmosphere, exciting eats, snow/ski cross competition and more. All for only $27, tickets are available now at https://kinosoo.tickit.ca/events/3885-snojuhla-2018. You can also get more Raygun Cowboys, as they perform at the Official After-Party at the Grande Parlour, on February 17th.