I'm telling you, slamming the hell out of some drums and singing like crazy at the top of your lungs is one hell of a stress reliever! I recommend it highly. - Fred
Cowboy Mouth has never been about the people in the band as much as it has been about the energy in the audience. We’re a conduit for that energy and we turn it around and give it back to them. - Fred
Fear is a giant boulder that you roll in your own way. What's the old saying? "Courage isn't the absence of fear; courage is the ability to act in spite of fear."
These days, major media thrives on thrusting fear at everybody, from every single angle. It's not that you shouldn't be concerned about things, but you can't live with your soul tied in knots. You just can't.
As far as moving the boulder out of your way, just do the best you can, deal with the things you need to deal with and then move on. - Fred
I’m a very talented slob. Oscar the Grouch was a major influence. I wish I was kidding. - Fred
Check out this story KATC did about our own Brian Broussard and his other obsession: Brewing craft beers.
There is an exchange of energy during concerts. The audience is feeding off of us, we are feeding off of them, and we all become one during the show. It is the most positive, uplifting thing I have ever done in my life. - Brian
I have to allow myself that freedom of expression, to get to that point where the music plays you, you don't play the music. And that comes along with faith: Faith in what I do, faith in what we do, faith in what we offer, and faith in the value of what we bring to a show, what we bring to a song, what we bring as performers, entertainers, and even beyond that. That's important. That's when it matters. - Fred
For me, being a drummer / front man, I always met a lot resistance within the music “industry”. So I never really gave a damn about it. For me, the albums exist to sell the live show. Because the live show is the one thing that nobody could steal from me. - Fred
I've done a lot of screwing up in my life, both personally and professionally. But you can't let that be your hindrance. You can't sit there and let yourself be beaten down by mistakes you've made.
You have to learn from them. You have to go forward. - Fred
I am enjoying music now more than I ever have. In the end, it’s seriously all about work. We work and work hard. If someone forks up 20 to 30 bucks to see our band, we’re going to bring it. - Fred