Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing and yet seemingly unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over three decades. Ezra on guitar and banjo stands 6’8″ tall while Keith on bass stretches to 5’5 1/2″ on a humid day. Ezra is more playful and extroverted while Keith is more serious and reserved. Each of them bring out the best in the other and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny.
The duo has earned four Grammy Nominations and recently released “Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers”. Try saying that five times fast! The CD features tongue twisters, mind-benders, spooky situations and instantly identifiable slices of a kid’s life. In September 2010, they changed gears and released a folk/pop CD called “Lookin’ at Lucky”, the first full length CD for adults in 11 years. Included in their catalog is a children’s book/CD “Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important” published through Secret Mountain. The spoken-word tale is followed by 11 original songs relating to the story. Real people and animals in Keith and Ezra’s lives inspired the characters in the songs.
Doors will open at 7:00 and music starts at 7:30. General admission tickets at the door are $15. Advance tickets available here are $20 reserved and $12 general admission. Tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged for a later concert.
The Bowery Stage is an intimate 100 seat listening room and musicians tell us that the acoustics provide some of the best sounds they've experienced. We usually have two 45 minute sets with an intermission that provides an opportunity to meet and visit with the performer(s). You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and we'll supply the glasses and uncorking for a small donation. Small fruit plates and other refreshments are available.