It was April 13th in Tennessee and Trout Fishing in America began work on their holiday CD! Redbuds and dogwoods were in full bloom. To get in the mood, we decorated the recoridng studio with Santas and Christmas trees. While recording, we looked outside and it was snowing! We knew we were doing something right.
2005 National Parent Publications Award “Gold Award”
2005 Parent’s Choice Award “Approved”
2004 GRAMMY nomination
2004 Parent’s Choice Award “Approved”
Beans Barton - Artwork
Fred Bogert - Guitar, Cornet, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer
Bob Bowers - Clarinet, Saxophone
Keith Grimwood - Bass, Bass (Electric), Vocals, String Bass
James Holland - Photography
Ezra Idlet - Guitar, Vocals, Sleigh Bells
Chris Munson - Drums
PARADE MAGAZINE PICKS
'...Trout Fishing in America offers Merry Fishes to All, with comic sugarplums such as ' I Got a Cheese Log.' The CD was reviewed with 3 others including Frank Sinatra, Emmylou Harris, and Dianne Reeves.
FAMILY FUN MAGAZINE
The Year's Best Christmas CD 'I love Christmas music, but it's easy to think that this well-worn genre has used up every last possible angle. Think again; those great anglers of children's music, Trout Fishing in America, now give us Merry Fishes to All, a collection of 12 rootsy, funny, lovely Christmas songs, so fresh they practically wiggle. Singer-guitartist Ezra Idlet and singer-bassist Keith Grimwood joyously go from offbeat ('I Got a Cheese Log') to all heart ('The Christmas Letter').'
'MERRY FISHES TO ALL' WINS GRAMMY NOMINATION
Something's Definitely Fishy as Trout Fishing in America Celebrates the Holidays
Merry Fishes to All, the bright new holiday CD release from Trout Fishing in America, has been nominated for a Grammy Award, according to news announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Merry Fishes To All was selected as one of five nominees in the 'Best Musical Album for Children'.
Merry Fishes to All has already angled other national awards and acclaim. Disney's Family Fun magazine called it 'the Year's Best Christmas CD,' saying that the songs are 'so fresh they practically wiggle.' Ben Fong-Torres wrote in Parade magazine about its 'comic sugarplums such as 'I Got a Cheese Log.'' Child and Chicago Parent magazines chose Merry Fishes as one of the best holiday CDs this year, and it also won a Parents' Choice award. Trout Fishing in America's holiday songs are also featured in a current National Public Radio program called 'NPR presents: A Holiday Folk Music Tour with Judy Collins.'