April 2021

Dear Fisherfolk,
We've experienced the trial and error stage of the science fiction novel we've been living in. Our weary brains have entertained futures they never previously dared or cared to imagine. So many constants no longer apply. So many go-to's are gone. But there is a fire burning brightly, an urban campfire of sorts, a light welcoming us back to a stage in front of a live audience. No need to panic or have desperate fun. In baby steps, we are moving toward a new post-pandemic 'normal'. It's Spring! Time for re-birth and renewal. So here we go!

Trout will be back on stage May 1, breaking our year-long musical fast appropriately enough with a Kerrville double hitter! The Kerrville Folk Festival sponsors a series called Music at the Mansion. For social distancing purposes, this particular concert will be held at the Kerrville Folk festival grounds on the Threadgill Stage Trout Fishing in America will play its first live show in over a year. We cannot wait to throw our new tunes at you while mixing them with old favorites. Then we will join Craig Calvert and Connie Mims Pinkerton for a Wheatfield album release party. This is a Covid-delayed celebration of the release of Some People, an 11-song project recorded at the Trout House Studio. These are deep and complicated friendships that span half a century and the resultant musical blend weaves beautiful patterns from our life experiences. I cannot even begin to tell you how much we are all looking forward to this monumental event!! 

Tickets are $50 and include drinks and appetizers. Only 100 tickets are available and must be reserved in advance (no tickets will be sold at the door). E-mail Debbie Scott at DLSCOTT@schreiner.edu or call 830-792-7355 for more information.

We were recently honored with the Arkansas Governor’s lifetime achievement award. Usually there’s an in-person presentation, but this year it was done online. Here is the sweet video they put together for us.  Trout's interview with the Arkansas Arts Council

We are having a Spring Cleaning Sale at the Trout House . If anyone orders any physical Trout product from us (CD, T-shirt, Book, DVD), you will get more than you asked for. Buy anything and you'll get your choice of Big Round World, It's a Puzzle, Merry Fishes to All, Who Are These People, or Closer To The Truth for FREE!. All you have to do is add the CD title to your shopping cart along with any other Trout item. (limit one free CD per physical order). Have questions? E-mail our wrangler Susan at susan@troutmusic.com.

Be sure and stay tuned for new 2021 Trout dates on the calendar starting in June. We are opening slowly and we'll see where it goes. Wherever it goes, we hope to see you there. In the meantime, catch our next Trout Stream on Tuesday, April 13th at 7pm central time. We'll broadcast to our Facebook page or you can catch us on our YouTube channel.

Troutfully yours,

Keith and Ezra