It’s Almost September! What a great name for a song. It’s hot and dry. The Idlets are hauling water to their cistern so they can drink, shower, and flush. The Grimwoods are hiding in the cool dark of their mountain retreat.
We don’t often single out performances or venues in this newsletter, but the Summerfolk Festival in Owen Sound, Ontario was one of the major highlights of our Summer. The music we got to hear and the people we got to interact with were positively inspiring. It had been a long time since we played Ontario and playing Summerfolk felt like an incredible homecoming. We’d like to thank the Georgian Bay Folk Society for including us in their 25th anniversary lineup.
Keith and Ezra have just finished the fourth Harry Potter book. It wins a hearty stamp of approval from the Trouts. If you have a child, sneak into their room and borrow their book. You’ll probably finish it before they miss it. The books go fast, have great pacing and wonderful character development. If you don’t have a child, go to a bookstore and claim you’re buying it for a birthday present. It will be worth it.
Ezra just had a birthday and for a few days will be only one year younger than Keith who will have a birthday in September. Remember that knee surgery that Ezra had back in May? Well, he’s done his best to test the strength of the work. He was given a mountainboard (www.mountainboard.com) for his birthday. What a wonderful present. He’s been reliving his glorious youth, when he was 12 or 13 and constantly on a skateboard. This cross between a snow board and a skate board is perfect for these Arkansas hills. The only problem is when gravity wins. Ezra is moving much better this week. He also bought a helmet, but the damage was already done.
We hope this letter finds you safe, cool, and with plenty of water.
Keith and Ezra