August 2001


Dear e-Fisherfolk:

It’s hot and dry here in Arkansas. If you were to take a road trip to Arkansas, you would find that our creeks are down and the lawns are brown. In the garden, the only thing that thrives is okra. Chiggers are in hog heaven and the ticks are patrolling the tree limbs waiting for some unsuspecting warm-blooded creature to pass by. The male deer are in velvet and cicadas sing their summer song all day and all night long. Everything that stands beside the dirt road is two toned. The dust that has been raised by passing cars paints the vegetation and barbed wire fences. For that matter, the same dust paints the lower half of the cars and trucks out here.

Trout is on the road. We’ve seen quite a bit of the country this summer. We drove to Hawaii and performed at the University of Hawaii. They were so impressed with our waterproof van. For Keith, the most impressive thing about Hawaii was that for all of its jungle, there are no snakes! The only snakes that can be found over there are in the zoo! We probably forgot to mention that this dry weather in Arkansas also brings our slithery friends to our doorsteps. One of the most impressive things Ezra saw in Hawaii was the banyan tree. A single banyan tree can cover an acre of ground. It has roots that grow down from the branches to form supports and make complex mazes. What a place for a tree house!

Our new album is almost out! It should be in stores September 11th. It should be in your house September 12th! It is called inFINity and is a children’s project, though, as Keith says, you don’t need an ID to get it. In fact, you don’t need to be a kid to get it either. We’ve included a wide range of musical styles and subject matter for this one. inFINity should be great road trip music for the entire family.

Enjoy your summer. That’s an order. Order our CD. That’s a request.

Troutfully Yours,
Keith and Ezra

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