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Fed Up Fest by Harvesters

The Strumbellas

Cowboy Mouth

The term 'Cowboy Mouth' has been used in the poetry of Shakespeare and Bob Dylan as
well as a play by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard. Usually meaning “One with a loud and
raucous voice” and it describes the band well. With over 2000 concerts under their belt
and many years of reviews lauding their live show, there is still one quote which best
captures their show…
"...on a bad night they'll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they'll save your
soul." -Cake Magazine
Cowboy Mouth is New Orleans rock n' roll. Annually presenting roughly 200 shows per
year, releasing nearly a dozen records, and featured on TV shows and radio stations
everywhere, Cowboy Mouth has been seen and heard by millions of fans worldwide. 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 heaven with fans around the world. As frontman Fred
LeBlanc said, "If The Neville Brothers and The Clash had a baby, it would be Cowboy
The band's 11 album releases include two records on MCA, one on Atlantic
And several on their own Cowboy Mouth Records label. So far, the band has enjoyed
domestic sales of over 450,000 units. The album sales pale in comparison to the number
of tickets the band sells to their live events. Cowboy Mouth shows are legendary, and
have been witnessed by more than 8 million fans to date. Always on the road, they've
toured several times with their friends in Hootie and the Blowfish, BareNaked Ladies,
Sister Hazel and Better Then Ezra.
Crowd participation is a must at a Cowboy Mouth show. Led by Fred's larger-than-life
presence, the band's performances are high-energy and extraordinarily intense, usually
leaving audiences as drenched and spent as the band. Cowboy Mouth fans range from
ages five to age eighty-five, but they have one thing in common - as Fred confides to the
audience, "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."
A Cowboy Mouth show is always full of surprises, and have included guest appearances
from Steve Van Zandt, Rob Thomas, John Popper, Art Neville, Johnnie Johnson (Chuck
Berry's piano player), Kyle Turley, and Tom Arnold (Best Damn Sports Show), to name
a few. Their audience stretches from the festivals and colleges to the clubs and theaters
they headline around the country.
The band has also made several film and television appearances, including the Steven
Soderburgh film "The Underneath," MTV and VH1, Live with Regis and Kelly, Ellen
DeGeneres Show, and The Late Show with Craig Kilborn.
The band is led by Fred LeBlanc, Cowboy Mouth's maniacal drummer/lead singer (think
the Tasmanian Devil playing drums like Keith Moon with a voice like Bo Diddley) and
John Thomas Griffith on lead vocals and lead guitar. Fred came to Cowboy Mouth after
four years with the southern punk band Dash Rip Rock. Also an accomplished producer,
Fred mixed the band's first two studio recordings and also earned a gold record for
producing Deadeye Dick hit song from the movie Dumb And Dumber, "New Age Girl."
Griffith, (the Griff) had been friends with Fred for years before the two talked about
forming Cowboy Mouth together along with two local New Orleans musicians. As the
lead singer of '80s band, The Red Rockers, Griff had a top-selling album on Columbia
Records. Their hit song "China" was one of the first hits on MTV, and is still played on
the radio today. Griff has opened on tour with bands like The Go-Gos and U2, and was
recently inducted into the Texas Guitar Players' Hall of Fame. The band's rhythm
guitarist Jonathan "JP" Pretus cut his musical teeth in clubs and bars in and around New
Orleans and Baton Rouge for the better part of the last 10 years. Bassist Regina Zernay,
formerly of Dreamworks/Megatronic band Halfcocked, was fronting her own band,
Méchant, when she met Cowboy Mouth. She's played and recorded with over a half
dozen local Southern California bands, including Big Violin (whose music was featured
on The Real World), Red Delicious, and Jam Balaya (musical guests on two episodes of
the TV show Half & Half).
Cowboy Mouth has just released a brand new CD, called "Fearless". The CD includes
some of the bands most popular live songs including "Anything", "Disconnected",
"Belly" and "Tell the Girl Ur Sorry" of which some earlier, unfinished versions were
available on the band's recent live DVD, "The name of the band is Cowboy Mouth".

Me Like Bees

Me Like Bees is an indie/alternative rock band fromJoplin, Missouri and is made up of Pete Burton (lead guitar),Nick Bynum (bass), Luke Sheafer (vocals/guitar), andTimothy Cote (drums).

Formed in May of 2009, the group has developed their sound with influences from bands such as Modest Mouse,Arcade Fire and The White Stripes. The “Me Like Bees” sound, like many of their influences, is based upon the idea of moving music forward with interesting and simple melodies. Although simple, the band maintains the listeners’ attention using irregular dynamics and asymmetric song structure. The group takes a quality control approach to songwriting, with each member bringing their own creative ideals to every aspect of the process.

The lyrics of Me Like Bees music are both thought provoking and entertaining, with a wide range of themes. Many of their songs discuss matters of inner turmoil, and relate to issues like guilt and doubt.Sheafer is known for his creative wording and unique use of syllables; often times giving a positive spin on what would otherwise be depressing subject matter. His singing style has been said to be a cross between Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse and Jack White of the White Stripes.

The Phantastics

The Phantastics are a eight member musical ensemble that specializes genre-blending hip-hop. Expect to hear rock, rap, dance, funk, jazz and soul in our music. We were formed in December of 2010 and have been trying to save live music ever since.

thePhantom*- Lead Spokesman/Vocals / Bowties
Leigh Gibbs - Vocals/ Soul Sista lovin'
JJ Cantrell- Lead Guitar/ Vocals/ Nipples
Danny Florez- Elictric Bass/ Vocals/Kill Streak
Ashley Thompson- Drums / Twizzlers
DJ Mitchell- Saxophone/ Karate chops
Tim Pistone- Percussion / loaded brownies
ZSonic Bailey- DJ / busted ear drums
Austin Quick-Keyboard / Bee Gee

Old Salt Union

Old Salt Union is known for playing music by their own set of rules. While the men who make up this group are not complete rebels, they are certainly thinking about the future of music. They find influence in the bluegrass roots of The Del McCoury Band and Sam Bush, but also draw inspiration from Bill Evans, Danny Elfman, Punch Brothers, and many more talented musicians. What makes Old Salt Union so special is their ability to stretch the boundaries of traditional bluegrass music by incorporating in-depth musical arrangements, a catchy hook, and an uncanny pop sensibility. They truly are a new generation of bluegrass in the industry.

Established in May of 2012, Old Salt Union recorded their debut album “Western Skies” in October of the same year. While their album was independently released in March of 2013, it was clear by the overwhelmingly positive response that their fan base would grow rapidly in the following months. In January of 2014, Old Salt Union began exclusively touring the country, so that their reach would expand, exposing more fans to their type of complex, high energy, and well-executed sound.

With the release of their second studio album, “Bridge”, in August of 2014, Old Salt Union tells a tale of transition. The two years that they have been together has shown that they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. They have established solid roots, winning the STL Riverfront Times “Best Bluegrass Band” in 2013 and “Best Country Band” in 2014, all while traveling the country. They have made appearances at the John Hartford Memorial Festival, Wakarusa, LouFest, and Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival, sharing the stage with The Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Greensky Bluegrass, Ricky Skaggs, and more – and no ma’am, they ain’t stopping yet.

The Philistines

Noah Kahan

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Community America Credit Union Presents

Fed Up Fest by HarvestersThe StrumbellasCowboy MouthMe Like BeesThe PhantasticsOld Salt UnionThe PhilistinesNoah Kahan
  • DOORS AT 2:30 PM
  • SHOW AT 3:30 PM
  • All Ages
  • Lawn chairs and Blankets are
    NOT allowed at tonight's concert.