Cowboy Mouth with special guest Rank Strangers

Cowboy Mouth with special guest Rank Strangers

Rank Strangers

Sun, July 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

Cowboy Mouth
Cowboy Mouth
New Orleans Rock and Roll Band!!!
For over two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up its unique style of rock & roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band's hometown -- New Orleans -- with the fierce firepower of a group that lives on the road. These Louisiana natives have played more than 2,500 concerts and launched their signature song, "Jenny Says,” into the upper half of the Billboard rock charts. Above all else, they earned a well-deserved rep as a raucous, redemptive, live music experience.

Formed during the glory days of grunge music, Cowboy Mouth forged a different sound from the very start. It’s a sound rooted in rock, punk, blues, and the attitude of the Big Easy, a town known for its week-long parties and swampy, southern vibe. Bandleader Fred LeBlanc, who'd previously sharpened his teeth with the punk band Dash Rip Rock, pulls double-duty as the group's frontman and drummer, leading the charge with his larger-than-life personality and percussive attack. During the band’s early days, record companies warned him against singing and drumming at the same time, claiming that audiences would never go for it... but by the mid-'90s, those same record companies were clamoring to sign the band to a major-label deal.

In other words, in a decade filled with angsty alt-rock, Cowboy Mouth stood out for all the right reasons.

The band released its original music with MCA Records, then Atlantic Records. Once the 2000s kicked into gear, the band released music on its own label, cutting out the middleman and focusing on the biggest thing that's kept Cowboy Mouth afloat since 1990: the audience.

"Cowboy Mouth isn't so much about the people onstage as it is about the feeling in the crowd," says LeBlanc.

The people onstage certainly help, though. Since the band’s inception, LeBlanc has shared that stage with guitarist John Thomas Griffith. Now backed by bandmates Matt Jones on guitar and Brian Broussard on bass, LeBlanc and Griffith have led Cowboy Mouth on a wild, critically-acclaimed ride, selling more than 500,000 albums domestically, playing shows with artists like Bo Diddley (whose bluesy, beat-driven music has always been a big influence on Cowboy Mouth's own sound), and performing in front of more than 9 million fans.

Go!, the band's newest album, is proof that Cowboy Mouth hasn't lost its bite. It's the most collaborative album of the group's career, performed with ferocity by a group of rock & roll veterans who've been there, done that... and can't wait to do it all again. "I'm just a little older, but I ain't dead yet!" LeBlanc sings during the very first song, kicking off a record that's steeped in the ageless energy of the band's live shows.

Cowboy Mouth’s music lives in concert with its loyal fans! Fred’s raw and engaging performance style has played ring leader to the audience for decades.

"Our shows are celebratory, life-affirming experiences," LeBlanc says proudly. "With every show, no matter where it is, we try to turn it into New Orleans during the middle of Mardi Gras. It's an unique live concert experience. It's like a southern gospel revival without the religion."

Over the years, an estimated 9 million people would agree. We hope to see you all out on the road!
Rank Strangers
Rank Strangers
original independent rock music, established 1990

based in minneapolis, minnesota the united states of amerika

Rank Strangers celebrate their 25th year of existence with a trio of albums.

Lady President (December 23, 2014) is Rank Strangers 9th full-length release and the first record of the trilogy.

Part two: Ringtones will be released in May 2015 and distributed by MVD Entertainment Group.

Part three: The Box to follow, summer 2015.

Nine Facts:

1 Rank Strangers Target won a Minnesota Music Award for Best Album of 1997.

2 Rank Strangers were the subject of cover story features in City Pages (1996) and The Pulse (2001).

3 Rank Strangers Tucke Des Objekts, Die was selected as Best Record of 2008 by The Star Tribune.

4 Rank Strangers had a star on the wall outside the venerable rock club First Avenue until the stars were repainted several years ago.

5 Sometime in 2015, Rank Strangers will play their 600th show.

6 Rank Strangers have released seven singles/EPs and have contributed music to numerous benefit/tribute/sampler projects.

7 There have been 8 Rank Strangers: current bass player Davin Odegaard joined in 1994 and current drummer Shawn Davis joined in 2004; Mike Wisti is the original founding member.

8 Rank Strangers/Albatross Recording founder Mike Wisti is the subject of the on-going film project known as “The Making of My Genius: The Movie”.

9 As proprietor of Albatross Recording Mike Wisti has recorded over 300 records in the past 20 years by such luminaries as Lifter Puller, Brute Heart, Grant Hart, Lucy Michelle and Black Diet.

We are excited to release new music out into the cruel world.

No computers were employed!

mike wisti: guitar/vocal davin odegaard: bass/vocal shawn davis: drum
Venue Information:
The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404