REG has been proud to book Cowboy Mouth numerous times, including the Ragbrai Festival in Iowa, a record-breaking Peabody Hotel Rooftop Party in downtown Memphis, the Pearl River Resort in Mississippi, and the Peabody's New Year's Eve.
"ARE YOU WITH ME?!" Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth demands to know. And the only answer he wants to hear is "YES!" Cowboy Mouth serves up pure New Orleans rock 'n roll, with more hooks and melodies than gumbo has spices, and lyrics that take you directly to a steamy night in the French Quarter.
LeBlanc, maniacal front man/drummer/lead singer (think Tasmanian Devil playing drums with a voice like Bo Diddley), helped rewrite the definition of southern rock 'n roll bad boys while raising hell and making indie records with Dash Rip Rock before becoming known simply as F-R-E-D-D-D! to thousands of fans.
As Fred once said, "If The Neville Brothers and The Clash had a baby, it would be Cowboy Mouth." Taking their name from a Sam Shepherd play, the band has released two albums on MCA, one on Atlantic, and several on their own Cowboy Mouth Records label. They've appeared in The Underneath, on MTV and VH1, on Ellen, on The Late Show, and on an unforgettable Regis & Kelly.
While the band has sold over 500,000 CDs, the sales are insignificant compared to the number of tickets the band sells. In an average year, the band plays in front of over 1,000,000 people with a touring schedule of 150+ shows coast-to-coast.
Crowd participation is de rigueur at a Cowboy Mouth rock 'n roll revival. Led by Fred's larger-than-life presence, the band is intense, with vocal and style changes between members that keep audiences glued, usually leaving them as drenched and spent as the band.
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 hose on your parents -- and there's not a damn thing they can do about it!" The songs and the show are positive, life-affirming, and kick-ass rock 'n roll.
The name of the band is ..... COWBOY MOUTH! Once you've seen them, you'll never forget it.
"On a bad night, they'll tear the roof off the joint, and on a good night, they'll save your soul." — Cake Magazine
"A Cowboy Mouth show isn't just a concert, but rather a massive party with the off-the-hook feel of a Mardi Gras celebration." — Phoenix New Times