Arts Council Northeast Calendar Event

Watauga MasterWorks - Trout Fishing in America
6/13/2017 3:00 PM
6/13/2017 4:00 PM
Watauga Public Library, 7109 Whitley Road
Watauga
TX
Dylan Perera
8172833406
dperera@artscouncilnortheast.org
www.artscouncilnortheast.org/masterworks_concert_series.aspx
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Arts Council Northeast and the City of Watauga are pleased to welcome Trout Fishing in America for a free concert on June 13, 2017, at the Watauga Public Library.

            Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. The name, taken from a Richard Brautigan novel, seems almost as incongruous as a picture of this musical duo: Ezra Idlet (guitar) stands six feet nine inches and Keith Grimwood (bass), five feet five and one half inches. After three decades of writing, recording and performing together, Trout Fishing in America can look back at a body of work that is impressive and know they are just hitting their stride.

Keith Grimwood’s professional musical experience began when, as a precocious teenage bass player, he began sitting in with jazz musicians who had socks older than him. Always the good student, he earned a degree in music from the University of Houston and then quickly landed a position with the Houston Symphony. By that time, Ezra Idlet had given up his spot on the bench of a local junior college basketball team to pursue a life of rock & roll. It was shortly thereafter that Idlet and Grimwood met as members of the Houston based eclectic folk/rock band St. Elmo’s Fire which became the perfect percolator for Trout Fishing in America. As St. Elmo’s dissolved in 1979, Trout Fishing in America was officially born. Idlet and Grimwood had become best of friends and musical partners. Their infectious mix of folk/pop and family music is enriched by the diverse influences of reggae, Latin, blues, jazz and classical music.

            Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the City of Watauga present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists.                                                       

 



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