The last few weeks have been spent working on hooking up the new Trout House studio. The building part of the studio is complete and man, it will be a wonderful space to record in! Our old studio was really primitive. How primitive? Our old ‘isolation booth’ was a bathroom. Now that’s primitive!
For climate control, there was a tiny and very noisy window air conditioner. In the summer, we’d crank it up as high as it would go for about 20 minutes. After that, you could record for about 10 minutes in relatively quiet comfort. After about 15 minutes, the studio would be hot. After about 25 minutes, it would be unbearable and we’d start the process all over again. The new studio has three rooms (one of which is an isolation booth without a toilet) and quietly efficient climate control! The last hurdle is getting all of the wiring set up so buttons can be pushed and music can be made!
It’s August and that means it’s Ezra’s birthday month. Come on out and wish him a happy birthday. We’ll be playing some of our favorite places as well as a few new spots, at least new to us. The first part of the month, we’ll be close to home in Grove, OK and Ft. Smith, AR. We leave in the middle of the month for Dayton, OH where we’ll be playing this particular Levitt Pavilion for our first time! After that, it’s on to Columbia, MD where we’ll be making our first appearance at the Soundry. On the 17th, Trout will be returning to the lovely Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. And then, we return to the Philadelphia Folk Festival on the 18th and 19th.
We’ve got plenty of projects planned for our 40th year of being Trout Fishing in America. (Yes, it has been 42 years since we starting working together, but only the last 40 have been officially TROUT) Stay tuned for breaking news. Real news, not that other stuff! Thanks for taking the time to read our stuff, listen to our music, and for supporting us.