October 2003

 

Dear e-Fisherfolk:

We’re skimming briskly down I-80 through Iowa. There are miles of rolling corn fields on either side of the van. Off in the distance, giant cumulus clouds crowd the horizon on all sides. It’s hard to imagine this much corn. Perhaps the Lawrence Welk show had about as much. It’s hard to know. Apologies to any LW fans.

We have another week here in Iowa. Actually we’re performing all over the “Quad Cities” area. For those of you not familiar with the Quad Cities, they are, Rock Island and Moline, Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa. These cities are all butted up to the Mississippi River. We’re staying in Moline, home of the John Deere empire which made all this corn possible. The night before last, we went to downtown Moline and saw the John Deere pavilion. The museum was closed, but through the windows, you could see a huge variety of tractors and farm implements. There were ancient and complicated machines and truly giant new machines that looked like they could be farming on the moon. Our new CD, “It’s a Puzzle” is doing well. Here is a quote from the LA Times.

“Trout Fishing in America…some of the most lyrically creative, musically sophisticated, vocally muscular music-makers in the family music business.”

Dr. Toy likes it too and named it one of the Top 10 CDs of the year.

Come see us.

Troutfully Yours,
Keith and Ezra

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