Fred: We put out the single “The Things You Wanted To Do,” and it's become really popular live. It's done very well for us, which I didn't expect. I mean, I thought it would make a good impact and I thought people would enjoy it, but people seem to really be taking the idea of it to heart.
It's almost like a Who song for us. It's really punchy and powerful live.
Fred: As I've said to many musicians, it doesn't matter whether you are KISS playing a sold out show at the local arena or whether you are the Holiday Inn band on a Tuesday night playing Jimmy Buffett covers. Millions of people would give their left arm to be us even on our worst day. I try to remember that. I try to be conscious of the fact that I am in a rarefied position when I'm on stage.
"In this episode, Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth talks about the impact of having a huge hit ("Jenny Says") along with several other hits, what it means for a band's career and corresponding record label politics. Plus treating the live experience like a gospel tent revival, playing Madison Square Garden, advice about enjoying the moment and being a frontman who happens to be playing drums."
Fred: Thanks everyone so much for inquiring about us during and after Ida! We have the most awesome fanbase in the entire world and your concern is very appreciated! We and our loved ones all made it through OK, thank goodness. However, as I mentioned during the last couple of shows, our merchandise storage area was wrecked by a fallen tree, so we were unable to sell merchandise this weekend. Here’s a link to the merchandise site -- https://cowboymouth.bigcartel.com/ -- along with all the awesome new stuff we have. Check it out. I really think it’s a great new line of T-shirts and everything. And thanks again for being such a great group of folks!