So much is going on at Trout World Headquarters; you’ll have to pay close attention to keep up. Earlier this month, we introduced the latest Trout t-shirt. The adult sizes are deep teal and the kid sizes are sapphire blue. We’ve taken them with us for the past several shows and they are a hit! We also have them for sale on our website.
In November, we will release a limited edition CD (only 300 copies will be printed!!) called The Dusty Dozen. It contains 12 songs from our first 4 albums, covering the years 1979-1988. We’ve restored the original master tapes from those sessions and put together a treasure that chronicles our early progress as songwriters, musicians, and singers. The Dusty Dozen is a prequel to our upcoming 40 Years of Trout project which will be released next year. We’ve been looking over our catalog of songs from the past and have been hard at work (OK… having a blast) in the studio recording them as the duo. It’s fun and challenging to re-imagine these tunes. Pre-order your copy here.
Wheatfield is the band that Ezra was playing in when he met Keith. We’ve been doing shows as Wheatfield every year since 2004 and it’s been an great way to continue making music with our friends Connie Mims and Craig Calvert. Wheatfield will perform in Texas for two exciting nights! We’ll be in Houston on Nov 3rd at the Mucky Duck and the Backstage in Austin on Nov 4th. This band makes some really fine music that you’ll enjoy. After that tour, Trout Fishing in America will return to Sellersville, PA at the Sellersville Theater on Nov 10th. Then we’ll head to Texas at the Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse in Huntsville on Nov 17th and Poor David’s Pub in Dallas on the 18th. We close out the year with a Nov 30th show at the Mucky Duck in Houston, and a Trout kid’s show at the Duck on Dec 1. After that, Trout Fishing in America will take the rest of the year off to be with our families.
It’s been a really good year for us. There’s something special about looking over what we’ve written and done over the past 40 years. It’s like finally opening those boxes of pictures you’ve been stashing in your closet for years, intending look through one day. You see old friends and places that you haven’t thought about for a while and it calls up important memories and feelings. We’re right in the middle of that nostalgia and having a blast talking about and recording some of our favorite memories. Come out and say hi. Bring 40 of your closest friends. Wear name tags.
Keith and Ezra