Cowboy Mouth is New Orleans rock n' roll gumbo. "If The Neville Brothers and The Clash had a baby, it would be Cowboy Mouth."
For more than 15 years, the members of Cowboy Mouth have preached and shouted at the top of their lungs the joys of being alive and the joys of being in and from New Orleans, sharing a slice of Mardi Gras good times with fans around the world.
Cowboy Mouth is a powerhouse live act whose legendary live shows have been likened to a gospel-influenced revival. There are many years of reviews lauding their high-voltage performances, but there is one quote which best captures the experience, "...on a bad night they'll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they'll save your soul."
Crowd participation is a must at a Cowboy Mouth show. Led by frontman Fred's larger-than-life presence, they usually leave the audiences as drenched and spent as the band. As he says, "Cowboy Mouth is about pretending that you're five years old, naked as a jaybird and about to turn the hose on your parents, and there's not a damn thing they can do about it."
With an ambitious touring schedule, presenting roughly 150+ shows per year, Cowboy Mouth has been seen and heard by millions of fans worldwide. The band's 11 album releases have enjoyed domestic sales of over 500,000, but the album sales pale in comparison to the number of tickets the band sells to their live events.
Cowboy Mouth has headlined and shared stages with a wide range of acts, at everything from festivals and colleges to clubs and theaters around the country. They are regularly featured in New Orleans at Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival and in Wisconsin at the State Fair and Milwaukee's Summerfest.
The nucleus of Cowboy Mouth is Fred LeBlanc, the band's maniacal drummer/lead singer (think the Tasmanian Devil playing drums like Keith Moon with a voice like Bo Diddley) and John Thomas Griffith (the Griff) on vocals and lead guitar. The pair is joined by rhythm guitarist Matt Jones and bassist Casandra Faulconer. In 2011 Cowboy Mouth was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of fame.
Cowboy Mouth - “Jenny Says”
Cowboy Mouth - “I Believe”
We put out a call for requests and the KCF faithful responded overwhelmingly...bring “That Beers Band” back! So we listened. It’s been 10 years since they played La Farge, back when the fair was called the Kickapoo Getaway.
Three Beers 'Til Dubuque is a 7 piece funk-rockin, high-energy, mind-blowin, swinging machine that wows the audience every time with a great set list and an awesome stage vibe. TBTD plays a wide selection of music from salsa to funk, swing to ska, r&b to pop, some New Orleans street beats, and an ever-expanding list of originals that will excite even the faintest of pulses.
TBTD has played countless bar gigs and is currently the top musical attraction in the La Crosse area, appealing to the youngest of bar hoppers, to the seasoned jazz veteran, and everyone in between. They are regulars at Oktoberfest and Riverfest (La Crosse), Summerfest and State Fair (Milwaukee), Oktoberfest (Appleton), and On the Waterfont (Rockford).
Three Beers on WKBT for 10 year anniversary show
Three Beers 'Til Dubuque free music downloads
Hailing from the center of the football universe, Green Bay of course, Muddy Udders is a three piece of pro-summer Amero-trash with entitlement issues, energy, and talent. When these guys hit the stage instruments switch hands, genres get jumped, and requests are admirably (if not foolishly) attempted.
Muddy Udders has a continually growing original catalog of 30 songs and a cover catalog of 300. Musical styles include garage rock, surf, rockabilly, '50s/'60s rock and roll, and country. Recommended for dancers and partiers, but don't be scared, all are welcome.
Muddy Udders has played hundreds of shows at bars, parties, restaurants, festivals, all-ages venues, bowling alleys, basements, and backyards...you name it, they'll play it. Let's be honest: With a name like Muddy Udders, how can you go wrong?
Muddy Udders covering “Jet Pilot” by Bob Dylan
Muddy Udders music
“Larry Long is doing what more singers and songwriters should be doing: using music to help people learn to work together, and bring a world of peace.” - Pete Seeger
Larry Long, called "a true American Troubadour," has made his life work the celebration of American stories, community, history makers, and everyday heroes. In a curriculum called Elders' Wisdom, Children's Song, he has brought these heroes to the classroom to share their oral history with our younger generation.
As director of Community Celebration of Place he works with communities to use music, performance, art and oral history to bring together people of different backgrounds to honor and celebrate our commonalities and differences.
Now a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Larry has sung at major concerts and festivals throughout the United States and world. At KCF he will be performing between keynote speakers and playing a sing-along with the children.
Larry Long - “Tibet”
Larry Long's Community Celebration of Place
Larry Long music
What would KCF be without a band of present, past, and spousal CROPPies (aka Organic Valley employees)? It wouldn’t be a fair, that’s what! Primitive Ed is a Kickapoo supergroup with members from Freaks of Nature, Bad Axe Blues, and 5-Watt. This fresh sextet of Driftless residents crafts and performs all original music with a rock solid rhythm section and clever wit. Their sound blends genres around a theme focused on the urgency of earth stewardship. Starting the fair out right, your toes will tap and your minds will wander.
Organic Valley Family of Farms ©2013