First, we are happy to be returning to the Center Stage at the Reston Community Center in Reston, VA. Since we skipped last year, we’re making it up to you with two shows instead of 1. Trout Fishing in America will play an afternoon concert. Later that evening, Keith and Ezra will be the rhythm section for Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds. For those of you who don’t know, Dana is Ezra’s daughter and this will be a great show. The fabulous Adams Collins will be joining us on vibraphone and banjo. You don’t want to miss either of these shows! And as a bonus, Trout’s brand new grownup album, The Strangest Times, will be available.
Here is a copy of our press release for the new CD. Please share this with everyone you know!
Trout Fishing in America is proud to announce the release of their latest CD, “The Strangest Times”. This new collection of songs is the 24th album to be released in their 40-plus years of making music. There are 11 new, original tunes and one cover (BW Stevenson’s On My Own). The songs explore a wide range of feelings and musical styles that blend seamlessly into an inspired and cohesive work.
The project is a return to the roots of the band. Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet played their first gigs as Trout Fishing in America back in 1977. The two of them grew up in Houston, TX in the 60’s, where the music playing on the radio and in the clubs was potent and diverse. Country, blues, rock and roll, soul music, Tejano, and Cajun music were all easily found and enjoyed by both Grimwood and Idlet as they grew up. Listening to this spicy gumbo of music shaped the way this duo has approached their original songs, a style that expanded further on relocating to northwest Arkansas in 1992. Keith (on bass) and Ezra (on guitar) are percussive instrumentalists which gives them their unique and driving sound.
While The Strangest Times is a duo album, Keith and Ezra have added new sounds to their palette. Ezra plays bouzouki on the title cut as well as on “Where Did Everybody Go?” The bouzouki is an eight-string instrument
that’s kind of a cross between mandolin and guitar. Keith sets the bass aside and plays fiddle on “Quiet Alleys”. Writing songs and playing music has been a lifetime pursuit that shows no sign of ending for the Trout guys.
The official release date for “The Strangest Times”, on the exclusive Trout label, is set for April 4th 2017.
Keith and Ezra
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