Wayne Theatre presents eclectic four-time Grammy nominees

Wayne Theatre presents eclectic four-time Grammy nominees

Trout_Fishing_Postcard2 copyThe Wayne Theatre presents Trout Fishing in America with Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds on Saturday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ross Performing Arts Center in downtown Waynesboro.

Tickets are $25 and $20. Tickets are on sale now.

Four-time Grammy nominees, Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. Trout Fishing in America is an eclectic folk/rock/pop band. Best known for family music and kids’ songs, this show is for all ages. Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet, the musicians of Trout Fishing in America, met in Houston more than three decades ago and have been playing together ever since.

The name, taken from a Richard Brautigan novel, seems almost as incongruous as a picture of this musical duo: Ezra Idlet (guitar) stands six feet eight inches and Keith Grimwood (bass), five feet five and one half inches. Ezra is more playful and extroverted while Keith is more serious and reserved. Each of them bring out the best in the other and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny.

“It’s a coup for the Wayne to have Trout Fishing in America performing at our theater,” said Tracy Straight, the executive director of the Wayne Theatre. “This group is a legendary touring group, and their high-energy shows are amazing to see in person. The pairing of them with Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds is a highlight of the first season of the Wayne Theatre schedule.”

Dana Louise is a new songstress astonishing audiences with her vibrant, melodic vocals, adept finger-picking and cool sound.

Now touring her debut album, she is joined by the Glorious Birds – Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass).

Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection.

The Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center is located at 521 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro.

For more information, call (540) 943-9999.

   

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