Keith and Ezra say: "We're often asked what kind of music we play and it has always been a puzzle. We hope your entire family enjoys listening to this musical puzzle. "
2003 National Parent Publications Award “Gold Award”
2003 Parent’s Choice Award “Silver Award”
2003 Dr. Toy 10 Best Audio/CD of the Year
Beans Barton - Artwork
Fred Bogert - Guitar, Cornet, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer, Banjolin, Musician
Bob Bowers - Saxophone, Musician
Vassar Clements - Violin, Musician
Hoyt Dooley - Mastering
Rick Gordon - Musician, Guitar (Nylon String)
Keith Grimwood - Bass, Vocals, Upright Bass, Group Member
James Holland - Photography
Ezra Idlet - Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Jeneé Keener - Violin, Musician
Kenny Malone - Drums, Musician
Brian Nelson - Drums, Musician
The folkie duo of Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood specialize in wondrously worded acoustic ditties that appeal to lyrics-loving parents as well as kids, largely because the pair never seem to run out of themes that tickle the fancies of both generations. They salute the creative urge with the funky acoustic 'I Get Ideas,' sympathize with kids who screw up a lot in the poppy acoustic 'Wrong Right' (which contains the marvelous line 'I'm running out of excuses in a floppy pair of shoes'), and concoct one of the cleverest gross-out songs ever with 'Alien in My Nose.'
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Guitarist Ezra Idlet and bass-player Keith Grimwood, a.k.a. Trout Fishing in America, are some of the most lyrically creative, musically sophisticated, vocally muscular music-makers in the family music business. Among these clever, parent-savvy and often just plain daffy songs: 'Why I Pack My Lunch' (because the cafeteria serves 'Chunky milk, eyebrow soup/Refried snakeskin, fresh baked boot….'). In 'La La Land,' a big black bug dreams of a belly rub, and 'The King of My Mountain,' tender and resonant, perfectly described how a good day feels.