TAHLEQUAH - When Trout Fishing in America takes the stage in Tahlequah don't expect to see a fishing demonstration. This talented duo is all about the music.
Northeastern State University and The Sequoyah Institute will present Trout Fishing in America on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the NSU Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is also sponsored by Tahlequah Pediatrics.
"Trout Fishing in America is a dynamic family music experience," said Megan White, director of The Sequoyah Institute. "With a combination of story-telling lyrics and strong instrumentals, the show is a can't miss for kids and adults alike."
Guitarist Ezra Idlet and bassist Keith Grimwood created Trout Fishing in America in 1979, after meeting as members of the Houston-based folk/rock band St. Elmo's Fire. The duo has released 13 albums, including the latest "My Best Day."
Combining an eclectic assortment of folk/pop and family music with reggae, latin, blues, jazz and classical influences, Trout Fishing in America set out to create music both adults and children love.
Trout Fishing in America has received numerous accolades, including two Grammy nominations, three National Indie Awards, and multiple Parents Choice Gold and American Library Awards.
Reminiscent of the works of poet Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss, Trout Fishing in America treats kids as smart, cynical and obstinate, with humorous lyrics and soulful harmonies.
Folk artists Barton and Sweeny Trio will open the night with a performance.
Tickets for Trout Fishing in America are $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees, $14 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children, and $5 for NSU students. Group discounts are available for additional savings. For ticket information, contact 918-458-2075.
Additional funding is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the 21st Annual Galaxy of Stars Series, visit the Sequoyah Institute's web site.