Cris: When you introduce someone to Cowboy Mouth, how do you describe them for someone who hasn’t heard them before, someone who hasn’t gone to a show before?
Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish: That’s a great question. And I have a great answer for it. Because early on I realized that the only way to put it into words … you could sit there and try to describe it for 15 minutes, but a quick way to put it into a context where people knew that I was serious about it was I would say, “They are one of my top three all time live acts I’ve ever seen.”
And then they’d go, “Who are the others.”
And I’d say, “The Who and Fishbone.”
So all of a sudden if you get a visual of The Who and Fishbone, you realize that there is going to be an energy that’s other worldly, if you have ever seen either of those two acts or even heard of what they do live. And I can put Cowboy Mouth on that level and mean it.
Cris: That’s great. It’s like describing them without describing them.
Mark: Yeah. Like I said, rather than try to describe them, it sort of lets people know how serious I am about “You have to go see this show.”