Cowboy Mouth Accelerates Toward 25th Anniversary
Veteran NOLA Rockers Continue To Excite Audiences And Enjoy The Ride
"I'm just a little older, but I ain't dead yet!" frontman Fred LeBlanc sings during the title track, summing up the album's "seize the day" message in three short seconds.
Produced by Don Miggs, Go! is one of the band's most collaborative albums to date, with drummer/singer LeBlanc leaning heavily on his three bandmates -- bassist Casandra Faulconer, guitarist Matt Jones, and co-founding guitarist John Thomas Griffith -- to create something that reaches far beyond the band's trademarked sound. It's a wide-ranging mix of electric blues, rockabilly, punky pop and guitar-oriented rock & roll. Or, as LeBlanc puts it, "Go! is a strong collection of songs played by four really great musicians... or three great musicians and a drummer who happens to sing."
Self-deprecating humor aside, Go! delivers proof that Cowboy Mouth hasn't lost its bite after two and a half decades of rootsy rock & roll and a never ending string of rowdy concerts. LeBlanc has always prided himself on the band's strength as a live act, which he sees as the focal point of his career.
"The shows are very celebratory, life-affirming things," he explains. "I've been told a couple times by fans that a Cowboy Mouth show is like a Southern gospel revival without the religion. I've never looked at Cowboy Mouth as a tool for selling albums; instead, I look at an album as a tool for selling the Cowboy Mouth live experience."
With Go!, the band is selling both. It's a loud, lively album steeped in the energy of the band's concerts, anchored by a theme that LeBlanc says is central to every Cowboy Mouth show.
"It's about the need to escape, and realizing that you don't have to go outside of yourself to find everything you're looking for in life," he explains. "Everything you're looking for is really on the inside, and it's up to you to bring it out of yourself. That's where the real gems are."
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Cowboy Mouth Tour:
Dec 31- Big Night New Orleans- New Orleans LA
Jan 3- Belly Up Tavern- Solana Beach CA
Jan 9+10- Old Rock House- St Louis MO
Jan 15- Ram’s Head On Stage- Annapolis MD
Jan 16- 9:30 Club- Washington DC
Jan 17- BB King’s- NYC
Jan 22- Northern Lights Theater- Milwaukee WI
Jan 23- House of Blues- Chicago
Jan 25- King Cake Festival- New Orleans LA
Jan 31- Tin Hall- Cypress TX
Feb 13- Civic Theater- New Orleans
Feb 14 – Kress Live- Biloxi MS
Feb 21- Paradise Theater- Bossier City LA
Mar 20- Downtown Alive!- Lafayette LA
Mar 21- Rock N Blues Café- Covington LA
Mar 22- Terrytown Spring Fest- Terrytown LA
Mar 27- VooDoo Bar-Birmingham AL
Mar 28- Park Tavern- Atlanta GA