Monday, August 15, 2011

Trout Fishing in America to release hilarious 'Chicken Joe' CD/Book sequel

Trout Fishing in America
Trout Fishing in America, the nationally touring acoustic/folk rock duo whose music has garnered four Grammy nominations and legions of devoted fans has a hilarious sequel to their first My Name Is Chicken Joe book and CD - Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important.

The new story, written and spryly narrated by Trout Fishing in America’s Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet, is illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch, and is being brought to the marketplace on September 6, 2011 by The Secret Mountain, a publisher of the highest quality children’s books, videos and music.

The spoken-word tale is followed by 11 original songs relating to the story, from the rousing “Rock and Roll Roosters” and the lush, blue grassy “Through the Pines,” to the deep and wistful “Where Did Everybody Go?”  

These new songs carry on the tradition of Trout Fishing in America - the characters in the story and all of the songs were inspired by real people and animals in Ezra and Keith’s lives. The song “Hello, My Chicken Thinks He’s a Dog” was written during a workshop with 6th graders in their home state of Arkansas.

Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important is about a cat that needs 16 to 17 hours of sleep each day, and needs a little help from his friends; otherwise, he’s bound to miss a few things going on in the barnyard

Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important offers gentle messages about friendship and forgetfulness. 

Sound samples and pre-ordering information for the CD and book are available at and also through The Secret Mountain  where you can "click to look inside the book."

Below for your enjoyment, you’ll find a video of Trout Fishing in America as well a their calendar of selected upcoming Family Concerts – be sure to check them out.

Trout Fishing in America from La Montagne Secrète on Vimeo.

September 9 and 10 - Barndance Festival, Taos, NM

September 12 - Nightbird Books, Fayetteville, AR

September 21 - Family Resource Center, Pittsburg, KS

September 23 - Barnes & Noble, Baton Rouge, LA

September 25 - Symphony Space, NYC: "A Secret Mountain Celebration"

October 1 - Family Fun Fest, No. Little Rock, AR

October 6 -  Alma Performing Arts Center, AR

October 13 - Univ. of Arkansas, Morrilton, AR

October 27 - Newport Center for the Arts, Newport, AR

November 12 - FACE Family Series, Spring, TX

November 17 - Carson Center, Paducah, KY

November 19 - Clay Center, Walker Theater, Charleston, WV

December 4 - Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL

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