Fred LeBlanc has been consistently rocking stages for more than 25 years as the drummer/singer/songwriter for Louisiana music legend Cowboy Mouth. Producing a uniquely joyous and celebratory experience, Fred has been spreading his enthusiastic and powerful performance style to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Mardi Gras, and to stages around the world, bringing with him his own brand of life-affirming New Orleans-flavored rock ‘n’ roll.
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Children’s Author Tent 1
Fred, the New Orleans Drummer Boy
12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Fred: The New Orleans Drummer Boy
Fred lives in New Orleans where music fills the air and sounds out a beat that leaves everyone tapping their feet.
It’s no wonder that he dreams of becoming a musician and practices the drums every chance he gets. The only thing that Fred loves more than practicing the drums is playing music with his friends, JT and EV. But to complete their band, the friends need a bass player.
When they meet Little B, they know their band is complete, but Little B has a big problem. He has stage fright! Can the band learn to work together and overcome their fears?
Fred LeBlanc, the lead singer and drummer of Cowboy Mouth, the New Orleans-based band that reached national fame with its rowdy rock ‘n’ roll spirit and catchy songs, infuses a little bit of himself and his bandmates into the characters of Fred and his friends. He shares with his readers the power of friendship, the benefits of positivity, and a joyous love of music. Explore the city of New Orleans and its music with young Fred and his friends, then go behind the scenes as Fred LeBlanc shares the personal story of how music has inspired and shaped this real life New Orleans drummer boy.
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