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Trout Fishing in America to play Strings in Steamboat

Luke Graham

Trout Fishing in America will play a pair of shows on Tuesday at the Strings Music Pavilion.

— Keith Grimwood insists even after all this time, things still arefun, still new and still worth it.

As one member of the renowned Trout Fishing in America, along with Ezra Idlet, Grimwood said their unique reach to adults and children has a way of keeping things fresh.

"It's a couple of things," Grimwood said. "First, we've been playing together for 37 years and we've always played for adults and kids."

The folk rock and children's group will play a pair of concerts Tuesday at the Strings Music Pavilion.

The first one is at 11 a.m. and is the children's show with a second one at 5:30 p.m. for adults. Tickets are $1 for children and $10 for adults. They're available by clicking here.

The band just released its latest album "Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers." The album features the band's classic sound but with some new elements with added styles and Grimwood playing the fiddle.

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The album’s name and direction also is derived from tongue twisters. Grimwood listed off about a dozen of them last week, the delivery leaving the head spinning.

"It was just so much fun," he said. "We found all these tongue twisters and strung them together in one song. After we finished writing we thought, “Wwhat have we done?” But we thought we'll have to play this live."

The band is in the middle of a little swing through Colorado. On Sunday, they played the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad near Alamosa and then were on their way to Steamboat.

The duo isn't a stranger to Strings, having played there on multiple occasions.

Grimwood said it remains one of the group’s favorite venues.

"We always get good crowds," he said. "I just like the way it's set up. There is not a bad seat in the house."

Grimwood said both shows are family friendly and that the music spans multiple generations.

"At one point we wanted to play music for people of all ages," he said. "It's done well for us. It's perfectly natural and normal for us, because after all Ezra has never matured."

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email

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