March 2008

Dear e-Fisherfolk:

We’ve heard all our lives about the month of March. You know how they say it works – in like a lion, out like a lamb and vice versa. Well, the lion is definitely roaring outside our door and we’re just waiting to see how many teeth he has. Last night, it rained torrentially and the winds were howling. Today, the forecasters are calling for snow.

We are currently in the studio at the Trout House working on tracks for our new CD. It’s going great and we’re having plenty of fun. Today we even had a surprise guest vocalist. Pearl, the Idlets’ new puppy, made her recording debut. She was fabulous! Presently, she is luxuriating on the sofa and making demands for extra doggie treats. Rolling Stone has not yet called, but Pearl is being very patient.

As spring slowly begins to unfold, daffodils and jonquils are popping up along the roadsides. Many interesting shows are popping up on our calendar. Not only will we be visiting new places, but also will be returning to some old favorites, like Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa and The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. We’ve been getting a ton of letters and E-mail about these spots, so please take note and don’t miss these dates!

April will find us traveling to Travis Air Force Base in Vacaville, CA, where we’ll be playing a show with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West. Both of us played in Band in school, but we’ve never had one accompany us. In case you’re wondering, Ezra played bass drum for his first two years of Junior High and snare drum for his second two years of Junior High. Keith found marching with a string bass to be so difficult and played percussion so poorly that he just became the Drum Major. In the final week of April, we head to Austin, Texas where we’ll be playing a Pops Concert at the Long Center with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Both of these concerts will be very special events for us. Check our calendar!

Additional information that might be of interest to you…
1- Daylight Savings Time (hint: spring forward) begins March 9th.
2 – March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and that means it’s time for Keith to plant potatoes! Looks like he may have to till through some snow.

Troutfully yours,
Keith and Ezra

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