About Cowboy Mouth
For Cowboy Mouth, the road goes on forever.
Now approaching their third decade together, the New Orleans-based rockers continue to cement their reputation as celebratory, electrifying road warriors. They’ve played more than 3,000 shows to over 10 million fans, mixing the party-friendly punch of their hometown — a city known for good times and even better music — with a raw, rock 'n roll foundation. From the opening guitar riff of the band’s signature hit, “Jenny Says,” to the furious percussion supplied by the group’s drummer and larger-than-life front-man, Fred LeBlanc, Cowboy Mouth shows remain legendary.
“A Cowboy Mouth concert is like a Southern gospel revival without the religion,” says LeBlanc, who helped form the band in 1990. Nearly 30 years later, Cowboy Mouth continues to do its best work on stage, supplying their nightly congregation of rock 'n roll sinners and holy rollers— from the 100,000 people who watched the band open for Aerosmith at Jazz Fest 2018, to the packed audiences that have fill the band’s club and theater shows — with a reminder that rock 'n roll doesn’t just swagger, sweat, and stomp. It saves.
Back in the '90s, Cowboy Mouth released hit songs for MCA and Atlantic. MTV loved the guys. “Jenny Says” charged up the Top 40 hit on multiple Billboard charts. Even so, it was the band’s touring schedule and live show that truly set them apart. When the recording industry took a nosedive, Cowboy Mouth continued flying high, creating an even tighter bond with its audience by releasing music on their own. After all, it was the band’s fan base that had always supported Cowboy Mouth, and it’s still the high-energy live show that keeps the crowds coming back.
That live show will receive new fuel in 2019, when Cowboy Mouth releases an EP of original songs loaded with the same in-your-face, amplified attack that launched the band’s career years ago. Joining LeBlanc on the new record is the band’s longtime guitarist John Thomas Griffith, who fronted the Red Rockers (with their 1980s MTV staple, “China”) before joining Cowboy Mouth. Also featuring Brian Broussard and Matt Jones, the band’s roster is stronger than ever: a lineup of four rock veterans, working together to stir the band’s unique gumbo of pop, Big Easy blues, soul, punk, and redemptive rock 'n roll.
“What we provide isn’t just musical entertainment,” LeBlanc explains. “It’s an experience. We’re constantly looking to top ourselves, because that’s just who we are. We’re galvanizers. We’re a bit hyperbolic. We’re Cowboy Mouth.”
Cowboy Mouth fans range from 9 to 90, but they have one thing in common. According to Fred: "Cowboy Mouth is about pretending that you're five years old, naked as a jaybird and about to turn the garden hose on your parents — and there's not a damn thing they can do about it!"
The name of the band is ..... COWBOY MOUTH! Once you've seen them, you'll never forget it.