January 2023

Dear Fisherfolk,
If you take a look at our calendar, you'll see that we're not doing much for the next couple of months. After nearly 50 years of driving the winter highways of this country, we've decided to let the snow and ice cover the roads without our company. Years ago, after doing a show in Manhattan with the Dixie Chicks (Fish and Chicks), we felt a little superior as we drove through a snowstorm to our next show while the Chicks decided not to drive. In retrospect, they might have been way smarter than we were! Snow and ice are just fine if you don't have to go anywhere. In fact, there are few things more lovely than being snowed into a cozy house with nothing particular to do.

We are planning to do a live stream in February on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. We're reconfiguring our studio for that and will let you know when to tune in. We are still working on our music. There are a few new song ideas taking shape and the simple act of getting together most days of the week is a ritual that keeps us sane and moving forward.

Right before Christmas we had a gig in Maui! What a treat it was to be able to take our families with us to spend 10 days in a tropical paradise. It's winter and there were fragrant blooming trees. We visited a place called the garden of Eden and walked through amazing stands of huge bamboo. There were strawberry mangos hanging ripe in the trees. We visited a black sand beach and played in the surf. A little side note. Playing in the surf in Hawaii is quite different from playing in the surf in Galveston, TX. Those waves don't play around! Ezra finally got an 8 string ukulele! He had been lusting after one for years and it was the perfect opportunity to get one. Stay tuned for new tunes on the uke. 

While scanning the internet for inspirational quote, this came up. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart." -Helen Keller.

We use our senses watching live music but the thing that we take home from a performance is what's felt with the heart. We look forward to getting back on the road (without snow or ice) and performing for you. We hope this finds you well.

Troutfully yours,
Keith and Ezra