February 1999

Dear e-Fisherfolk,

We’re writing to you from the lovely control room at Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. We are here for a few days recording more songs for our next CD. That’s right, no more time off for the Trout. No more lazy holiday hours eating bonbons. No more snorkeling while cruising the Caribbean aboard the Westerdam eating more bonbons. It’s back to work. We’re sick of bonbons. Luckily, we work at a job we love, so it’s all OK with us.

The Kerrville Folk Cruise was a lot of fun. Keith: My favorite part of the trip was Trunk Bay beach in St. Johns in the Virgin Islands. It was the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen and the snorkeling off the reef was fabulous. They even had an underwater trail to follow. I may need to take the next step to the bottom, scuba! Ezra is in the other room playing the guitar, but I will bet you that his favorite part of the trip was deep sea fishing with his son, Steven. I took pictures of them coming back with the two barracuda they caught. There were some pretty big smiles on the faces of those Idlet men.

The new CD project is going great. We’ve got some brand new songs fresh from our hit songwriter’s pen. They sound good enough already for us to be pretty excited. We don’t know when the new CD will be out. We don’t know what it will be called. The songs aren’t even finished yet. We shouldn’t be talking about it, but it’s what we’re doing today, so we can’t help it.

You should see the cool studio we’re recording in. It’s the old RCA Studio B where Elvis, Floyd Cramer, the Everly Brothers, Jim Reeves and tons of other famous people recorded mega hits in years gone by. If I blur my eyes, I can almost see exactly what Roy Orbison saw recording “Only The Lonely.” But then again, my eyes are getting worse. Studio B is on the museum circuit for Music Row in Nashville these days. People come by and stare in the glass, watching us as we record. This is the place it all happened and there’s a feel to the room that makes you a modern day part in the flow of history.

Come out and see us. The calendar is filling fast and we’re bound to be coming your way soon. We’ll play some of our new songs for you and some old ones, too.

Troutfully yours,
Keith & Ezra

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