This is a difficult newsletter to write. Normally we try to stay upbeat and positive. Hurricane Katrina has touched us all and will continue to be felt for years to come. No one knows the extent of the damage done or number of lives lost. People are still in a desperate condition throughout the Gulf Coast. It’s going to take help and action from all of us to get this region back on its feet. There are lots of ways to help. Money needs to be raised; food, clothing and basics need to be donated. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy.
It’s been pretty hot recently and you might think that it’s still summer. If you check your Trout calendar, you’ll see that it will soon be fall and we’re still putting in lots of roadwork. We’re pretty close to Las Vegas this weekend. Henderson, Nevada is as close to Vegas as we’ve ever played. On this trip, we’ll see California, Missouri and Virginia before we see Arkansas again. Then it’ll be time to get back to Alberta, Canada. We feel that it’s still early enough in the season to miss the snow. Honestly, with this heat, we’d even consider going back in the wintertime.
It’s September and you might think it’s a little bit early to be considering Christmas presents, but maybe not. Dates on the calendar may be closer than they appear. Last year, we released Merry Fishes To All, our first holiday/Christmas album. It was nominated for a Grammy award and we really like it too! Just thought we’d mention that.
If you’re reading this newsletter then you have a computer. If you have a computer, don’t forget you can download our music by going to our website. We have MP3s available from all of our albums. Mix, match and create your own best of Trout songlist.
Keith and Ezra