Keith & Ezra (I)

Trout Fishing in America Children’s Matinee — Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

The Show

The Show

The Woody Guthrie Coalition have been try­ing to book Grammy Award-nom­i­nated duo Trout Fishing in America to play the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah for years, but their busy sched­ule never quite meshed with the festival’s. Until this past July, that is — when singer-song­writ­ers and multi-instru­men­tal­ists Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet played not 1, but 2 shows: a children’s mati­nee, and a fam­ily-friendly evening set on the Pastures of Plenty Stage (the festival’s main out­door venue).

The well-attended mati­nee took place at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. To the audience’s delight, Mr. Charles “Chuck” Beary, a teddy-bear of some reknown, made a spe­cial guest appear­ance. Trout Fishing fans will recall that Mr. Beary’s pre­de­ces­sor, Ro Bear, went miss­ing [Sidenote: The van and some of the instru­ments were recov­ered soon after, but Ro Bear remains miss­ing.] along with the band’s instru­ments when their van was stolen in early 2012.


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About Chris J. Zähller

International Man of Mystery. Cocktail Nerd. Occasionally designs websites. Sometimes snaps a picture or two.

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