April 2018

The month of March came in like a lion and left like a very wet lion this year. So much for that lamb thing. It’s April, it’s still cold, and I want to be warm again! I hear some ‘lucky’ people still have snow. We have rain. Lots of rain. My garden looks like a rice paddy. Or a crawfish farm. We took a bit of a holiday break for Easter this year and I swore I’d put in my garden during this time off. I was thinking potatoes, tomatoes, squash, beans, lettuce, okra, zucchini…not rice and crawfish! Although on second thought, a bit of crawfish étouffée might be tasty for lunch.

Exciting events are unfolding in the coming months for Keith (that’s me) and Ezra (that’s the other guy). On April 8th, we will be playing with Mike Sumler (on keys) and J.T. Huff (on guitar) as the Outliers in Eureka Springs, AR at Chelsea’s. Ezra will be playing drums and I’ll be on bass. (On a side note- did you notice MLB season has begun!?! Go Astros!) Then we pack it up and head out to California with Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds. Trout will also be doing a kids show at McCabe’s Guitars in Santa Monica, CA. (More Trout and Birds dates below!) To close out April, we’ll be at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! Yeah baby! We might find a bit of crawfish étouffée there, y’think? Or Crawfish bisque, jambalaya, boiled crawfish, fried crawfish. It might be time for lunch around here.

We are also very excited about returning to KindieComm in Philadelphia, PA this year. KindieComm is a gathering of independent children’s performers and entertainers. We meet and talk about the music industry and how it relates to kids. This is super important as kids are the future! People keep forgetting that and it’s not a point to be taken lightly. The Host of KindieComm is the inimitable Kathy O’Connell of WXPN’s Kids Corner. If you haven’t heard her show, you really should. It is awesome, she is awesome! Check out this article for a peek into Kathy World! On Saturday April 21, we have an on-stage interview called In the Spotlight with Kathy in the morning. Then around noon, she’ll be interviewing Dr. Demento! Oh, we are truly in good company. On Sunday, April 22 we’ll be celebrating The Kids Corner 30th Anniversary Concert at World Cafe Live with a public performance along with Billy Kelly and Lard Dog and the Band of Shy. It’s gonna be a blast, but you’ll probably have to bring your own crawfish étouffée. Be sure to bring enough to share.

Best fishes,

Keith and Ezra

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