New Orleans rockers Cowboy Mouth will be performing at Famous Dave’s BBQ & Blues Club at Calhoun Square in Minneapolis on Thursday July 14. They will be appearing with special guests 4 On The Floor. Doors will open at 7 pm and show time is at 8 pm.
Cowboy Mouth is a quartet consisting of Drummer and Lead Vocalist Fred Le Blanc, Guitarist and Vocalist John Thomas “Griff” Griffith, Guitarist and Vocalist Matt Jones, and Bass Player Cassandra Faulconer. Cowboy Mouth Takes their name from a play written by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith. Formed in 1990, “The Mouth” has toured the country extensively and have been sharing their brand of New Orleans at every stop. They have toured with friends and fellow New Orleanians Better Than Ezra. Their music has been featured in movies and television shows such as “Daria”, “Half Baked”, “The Underneath” and “Meet The Robinsons”. Griff was a member of 1980s Punk band Red Rockers known for their hit “China”. Le Blanc was the Drummer for Country Punk band Dash Rip Rock (who are often considered by many as the creators of the genre). Together with former Guitarist Paul Sanchez, Griffith and Le Blanc formed Cowboy Mouth. Two of their early hits are “Jenny Says” and “How Do You Tell Someone”. The latter song was featured on their 1994 studio (and first nationally released) album “It Means Escape” and the former was on their 1996 album “Are You With Me?”. Other fan favorites are “Take Me Back To New Orleans”, “Love of My Life”, “God Makes The Rain”, and “Easy”. One song, “Hurricane Party” was a fan favorite but after the destruction left after Katrina, they retired the song out of respect. “Everybody Loves Jill” is one fan favorite that often sees fans throwing red spoons on the stage since the song has to do with everything about Jill being red.
They have been active in the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Their 2006 album “Voodoo Shoppe” features the songs “Home” and “The Avenue” which were statements of their love of the Big Easy and their devotion of seeing the Gulf Coast’s premier city come back from near obliteration. They performed their song “Kelly Rippa” on Live With Regis and Kelly and on Mardi Gras Day 2006 preformed on The Ellen De Generes show. They were originally scheduled to perform at The Howling Wolf in New Orleans’ Warehouse District that day but were asked by then Bass Player Vance De Generes’ sister to perform on her show. Friends Better Than Ezra covered their local gig for them. Cowboy Mouth has been a staple at Jazz Fest in New Orleans as well as The Voodoo Fest. In their 20 years together they have played in virtually every corner of the United States in venues large and small. Taking them to their shows is a bus sponsored by Southern Comfort. Going to see Cowboy Mouth is not merely going to a concert but an experience. Having a fun time is considered mandatory and Fred Le Blanc will make sure nobody is sitting down during their show. Cowboy Mouth exhibit the meaning of a common Louisiana phrase “Laissez les bon temps rouller” (Let the good times roll) and everyone gets to pass a good time. New Orleans is America’s ultimate party city and Cowboy Mouth gives everyone a little taste of New Orleans with them. Speaking of tastes, they are playing at Famous Dave’s which is famous for their award winning barbecue and be sure to enjoy your favorite barbecued food either before, during, or after the show.
Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance (on the web only) or $20 at the door.
Famous Dave’s BBQ and Blues is located at:
3001 Hennepin Avenue South in Minneapolis
Phone: (612) 822-9900
Cowboy Mouth’s websiite: