With the "Best Of (so far)" albums we were trying to capture how we play these songs live now, but still have them be the old songs that everybody loves and remembers. It is a bit of a tightrope because you don't want to disrespect the original sound that was created. There was a vibe there. There's a reason why people love those songs. So you don't want to step on that. But at the same time Fred and John Thomas wanted it to reflect how the band sounds now. - Matt
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We are returning to The Windjammer in Isle of Palms, South Carolina for 2 shows - July 13 & 14! Tickets and details
It's always about releasing yourself; release your burdens so you can go to the next day, week, month, year. - Fred
(photo: Alicia Reed)
People come to a Cowboy Mouth show and they leave feeling exhilarated. It’s a great thing to be able to put that out into the world. - Fred
(photo: Tre Brannum)
"You Are My Sunshine / Disconnected" - live at Jazz Fest
Every night is a new experience. Whether it's the individuality of the audience or learning things that might work now that didn't work years ago and vice versa. - Fred
"Even if LeBlanc is now operating at an intensity level of, say, seven or eight on his personal scale, that’s still an 11 for any other band." - Offbeat Magazine
"How have you changed as a drummer over the years?"
Fred: I deal with a lot of different things. Some injuries. Willie Green from The Neville Brothers always told me he was a fan of my drumming. But he would always say, “Man, when are you going to learn to slow down?”
I used to think “I'll never slow down!”
Now I think, “That might not be bad for a few songs.”
Fred doing a little improvised jam with the tuba player from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.