Music like Cowboy Mouth – something that’s enthusiastic, emotionally cathartic and positive and hopeful – it’s necessary in the world right now. - Fred
It is important to me to put out a positive vibe during our shows. That's something I do for me as much as for everybody else. Ultimately it is up to each person in the audience if they want to run with that idea. It's not up to me. It's up to them. I'm not looking to save the world. But if I am going to do this, I want to put out a constructive vibe. - 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. - Fred
I'm not always this bouncy, happy-go-lucky guy that you see on stage. I deal with real problems, real troubles, and real worries, just like everybody else. But when I get on stage, I am able to take all that, put it aside, and just celebrate that moment. Having the ability to do that and having access to that definitely makes things easier. - Fred
Brian talks about some of the ways he has tested the durability of his basses.
John Thomas on the moment he heard his first blues piano riff.
It's always about releasing yourself. Release your burdens so you can move forward to the next day, week, month, or year. - Fred
Out of all the amazing people I consider rock stars that I’ve had the privilege of sharing the stage with over the years, I have the say Eddie Money was the nicest and by far the coolest one. We played a festival with him in St. Louis a few years back and after our set, as I was walking to the dressing room, this arm landed around my shoulders from nowhere. I look to my side to see who it is and it’s Eddie Money staring right at me! He told me how great our set was and how his kids love Cowboy Mouth. Made me go find the rest of the band and drag them into his dressing room to take a picture with him. Then continued to hang out with me the rest of the day. A really great guy and I’m sad to hear about his passing today. RIP Eddie Money. - Brian