June 2009

Dear e-Fisherfolk:

You may not have heard about it, but Saturday, June 6th was Trout Fishing in America Day in Jonesboro, Arkansas! Harold Perrin, the Honorable Mayor of Jonesboro, penned a proclamation that officially made it our day. How cool is that? June 5th was Ezra’s mom’s birthday. June 4th, 1919, Congress passed the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote. June 6 is also D-Day! Ok, so Trout Fishing in America Day in Jonesboro, AR wasn’t nearly as historic as D-Day, the 19th Amendment, or Nancy Idlet’s birthday, but it was a pretty cool day for us and we are honored. Thank you very much, Jonesboro!

Kerrville Folk Festival We had a great time at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Our main stage show went very well and was broadcast live on XM/Sirius radio show The Village with Mary Sue Twohy. We were pleased that even though Ezra played the banjo, the floodgates of heaven did not open like they did two years ago. Trout also hosted two afternoons of children’s shows at the Threadgill Theater with Ellis Paul, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines. The end of the first day’s show featured a jam where Ellis asked Ezra to play the banjo! This made Ezra soooo happy.

Threadgill stage with friends

The second day ended with Ellis, Radoslav Lorkovic, Terri and Lloyd jamming with Trout. Lloyd Maines, (a producer with impeccable taste and a flawless reputation) asked Ezra to play the banjo. Ezra was beyond happy to help out!

This week, we will be in Houston, TX to watch rehearsal of Main Street Theater’s world premier of Ps and Qs: The ABC’s of Manners. Trout Fishing in America has written the music for Steve Garfinkel’s play. This project is exciting and different for us because we won’t be playing the music or singing the songs. That will be done by the actors and a four-piece band. For some reason, banjo didn’t make it into the music for the play. Could it be that good manners demand an absence of banjo? The play opens July 5th and runs through August 9th. More info www.mainstreettheater.com.

Troutfully yours,
Keith and Ezra

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