Cowboy Mouth - The 2014Tour
Louisiana legend and thoroughbred live rockers Cowboy Mouth are back, playing shows
from top to bottom of the continental US. Don't miss the band when they come to a venue near you, including: Lafayette and
New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Biloxi, MS; Isle of Palms, SC; Denver, CO; and Arnold's Park, IA. Whether you're seeing them
up close and personal or in crowds of thousands at a huge rock and roll festival, Cowboy Mouth is an act that you definitely
do not want to miss.
About Cowboy Mouth
Forming in 1990, Cowboy Mouth has been a staple of the rock genre
for over two decades. As loud and in your face as the band name 'Cowboy Mouth' sounds, the band actually derived the name
from the poetry of legends such as Bob Dylan and William Shakespeare. The definition of Cowboy Mouth - "one with a loud and
raucous voice" is described by the band and fans alike as a perfect fit.
Cowboy Mouth band is a New Orleans rock n'
roll band with a down home country spirit. They're lead by frontman Fred LeBlanc, on drums and vocal, who describes himself
as a Tasmanian devil with a voice like Bo Diddley. Fred has received numerous accolades over the years, producing and mixing
both of the band's two first albums as well as producing Deadeye Dick's "New Age Girl", which was featured in the film Dumb
and Dumber and earned Fred a gold record. Fred still holds on to his southern rock roots from former punk rock band Dash Rip
Rock. Fred shares the mic with lead guitarist John Thomas Griffith,. 'The Griff' hails from the 90s rock band The Red Rockers,
where under Griffith they would produce the megahit "China" which had critical and commercial success. The duo are also joined
by accomplished funky bass guitarist Casandra Faulconer and Matt Jones (previously of Jimmie's Chicken Shack).
over ten full length albums over the last two decades, Cowboy Mouth has been one of the most consistent and hard hitting bands
in the rock mecca of New Orleans. Their success has not been contained to just Louisiana, with them touring all over North
America and making numerous appearances on television, including Live with Regis and Kelly and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Cowboy Mouth started out and will always be a New Orleans rock band. While they were getting plenty
of attention locally, it took some time before Cowboy Mouth would receive national acclaim. The bands first full length, Word
of Mouth, would hit the shelves in 1992. They would continue to gain momentum with their next release It Means Escape two
years later, but it wasn't until 1996 with the release of Are You With Me, their first on a major label, that they would really
burst onto the national stage. Are You With Me would hit two Billboard charts and produce their first big hit single "Jenny
Says". "Jenny Says" would introduce audiences across America to the sound that is Cowboy Mouth, a sound that would grow and
develop over the years but never lose its Louisiana bayou character.
Riding on their first major national success, the
band would continue to tour America with other up and coming rock stars while constantly putting out new and innovative material.
In 2003 they would put out Uh-oh, which would get four stars on both Allmusic and ARTISTdirect. The album would be carried
by "Tomorrow Never Knows" and would be a reemergence of Cowboy Mouth onto the national stage.
After the tragedy of Hurricane
Katrina, the band would produce Voodoo Shoppe, which would be an album to honor the lives lost during the disaster. The band
would produce some of their most emotional and moving material to date. Their hits "Home" and "The Avenue" took the bands
to musical and lyrical levels that they had never before reached. The band members would speak about solidarity with all the
victims of Katrina, likening their nomadic lifestyles on the tour bus with those who had recently lost their homes.
Vance DeGeneres, brother to famous talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, performed with the band
briefly over a two year period in 2006-2007.
Cowboy Mouth and its members hold places in multiple rock hall of fames,
including the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the Texas Rock Hall of Fame.
The Cowboy Mouth Concert Experience
is nothing quite as raucous, and awe inspiring as a Cowboy Mouth live show. They've been described as being "on a bad night,
tear[ing] the roof off the joint… on a good night, sav[ing] your soul". Or as lead singer Fred LeBlanc puts it himself,
"Cowboy Mouth is pretending that you're five years old, naked as a jaybird and about to turn the hose on your parents, and
there's not a damn thing you can do about it." I'm not entirely sure what that means in the realm of live music - but does
it sound like something that you would want to miss? I didn't think so.