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Trout Fishing in America is Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. They have been writing songs and playing music together for the last 37 years. This Northwest Arkansas duo has received four Grammy Nominations and a host of other national music awards. Their live performances have earned them a place in the hearts of children and parents everywhere.

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Trout Fishing in America is the longstanding musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. A willingness to at once make fun of our most annoying daily habits, then to touch our hearts with tender and passionate images of family life, is what makes the connection between Trout Fishing in America and its audiences so compelling and poignant. These four-time GRAMMY nominated artists have been called “…the Lennon and McCartney of kids’ music.” – National Public Radio

This is music for people who take their fun seriously. Four-time Grammy award nominees, Trout Fishing in America has been performing music for 3 decades that get kids and adults alike singing and bouncing along. In addition, they also delight children with their arresting physical appearance: Ezra Idlet stands at a whopping 6’8″ tall, and Keith Grimwood remains roughly 14 inches shorter than his bandmate. With songs like My Hair Had a Party Last Night and When I Was a Dinosaur, Grimwood and Idlet are “the Lennon and McCartney of kids music” – Kathy O’Connell, NPR.

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The long-standing musical collaboration of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet is an infectious partnership that speaks to young and old alike. Their inclusive blend of music and storytelling, sprinkled with their trademark humor, will charm you as you walk away seeing the world in brighter hues.

Music For People Who Take Their Fun Seriously 
Trout Fishing in America, the four-time Grammy Nominees, is an eclectic folk/rock band best known for family music and kids’ songs. Songs like “My Hair Had a Party Last Night,” “18 Wheels on a Big Rig,” and “When I Was a Dinosaur” have earned them a place in the hearts of kids and parents everywhere. Keith and Ezra also write songs for “grownups” and recently released “Lookin’ at Lucky,” a CD loaded with their renowned humor and great melodies, peppered with stellar performances by guest artists.

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