There is still some snow left on the ground here in Arkansas. Last week, most of us here in Northwest Arkansas were snowed in. There were those who had chains on their tires. There were those who drove snow plows or road graders. There were those who mistakenly thought four wheel drive would make them immune to the effects of ice. There were also a lot of us who just stayed home to watch the white stuff come down. We fall into that last category. One of the prettiest things you can see after a snow storm like the one we had is the blue that radiates from the snow at night. The second most beautiful thing is to watch the grader clearing your road so you can go re-stock your groceries.
Remember, we’re from the south. It doesn’t take much snow to impress us. We hope you guys getting hammered by snow on the East Coast are safe and warm. Our snow is lightweight in comparison.
Robert and Stretch
Some of you may remember our old red, Ford F-150 pickup truck, Robert Red Ford. We retired him from active duty back in 1997 with over 540,000 miles on the odometer. Well, the ‘new’ van, Stretch, just passed the 400,000 mile landmark last week and he’s still going strong. He’s not as handsome as he once was, but having been around the block a few times, has acquired some character.
We’ve been in the recording studio a lot lately working on two or three projects simultaneously. If you live in Texas, you’ll have plenty of chances to hear us and some of the new material in the next couple of months. We’ll also be doing a showcase performance in Memphis at the Folk Alliance International conference. And we hear it’s warm enough for a trip to Alberta! Either that or we’ll get to write another Alberta Postcard song.
Recently, the University of Houston did an article on Keith and is including it in their advertising campaign. The campaign features articles on successful UH graduates and puts Keith in a class of luminaries that includes Hakeem Olajawon and Carl Lewis. If you’d like to check it out, go to http://www.uh.edu/features/on-campus/Keith-Grimwood/index.php. Much like Stretch, Keith is not as handsome as he once was, but having been around the block quite a few times, has acquired some character.
Keith and Ezra