I talk about faith and I talk about finding the faith during the shows. And I don’t want people to think that’s an easy process, that it’s like “Oh. Find the faith. Everybody’s happy.” It’s tough. It’s tough to have faith. This world is not designed for people to believe. This world is not designed for people to believe in themselves, to have faith in your friends and your family and the things that matter to you. In pop culture, even in daily living, it’s very hard to maintain a life of any value or commitment. Because nowadays there’s so much that says, “Why do that? It’s easier this way.” It’s very hard to live a life of value and commitment to anything.
Even with a band like Cowboy Mouth. It would have been very easy for me many times to take the many various gigs I was offered to just sit in the back and play behind the handsome pretty boy and make money and take that ride. And there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just not what I wanted to do. I wanted to do my own thing, my own way and I wanted to have it mean something to me. And that’s what I look for in other musicians. That’s what I look for in other players. That’s what I look for in other bands. And I’ve been really fortunate to meet so many great musicians and so many great players. - Fred