Trout Fishing in America, the duo of Ezra Idlet (guitar) and Keith Grimwood (bass), performs Sunday, April 1, 2007 at 3:00pm in the Center for the Arts (CFA) at the College of Staten Island (CSI) in celebration of the duo’s new CD, “My Best Day” (March Audio Pick, “School Library Journal”). The concert features such new songs as “I’ve Got a Friend” and “He Won’t Be Quiet,” and old favorites including “My Hair Had a Party Last Night” and “Alien in My Nose.” Tickets are on sale at $15, $12, and $10. Contact: 718-982-2787 (ARTS),, or

Trout Fishing in America performs a contagious mix of folk/pop and family entertainment that draws from reggae, Latin, blues, jazz, and classical music. In concert, Idlet and Grimwood also introduce children to the world of songwriting and creative thinking with such adventures as learning to count the wheels of a big rig in Roman numerals, to having a picnic with teddy bears, or even finding a dinosaur in your bathtub. Trout Fishing in America is serious fun for children of all ages.

The duo met as members of the Houston-based eclectic folk/rock band, St. Elmo’s Fire in the 1970s. With three decades worth of writing, recording, and performing, Trout Fishing in America has also garnered three National Indie Awards, multiple Parents Choice Gold and American Library awards, and three Grammy Award nominations.

The CSI Center for the Arts is supported in part by the Richmond County Savings Foundation, a gift by the Carnegie Corporation (made possible by an anonymous donor), Con Edison, New York State (through the efforts of the Staten Island Delegation to the State Legislature), New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Northfield Savings Bank, Time Warner Cable, the SI Bank & Trust Foundation, and by our many business and individual patrons.

Trout Fishing in America is the eighth event of the CFA’s 2006-2007 season. Located at 2800 Victory Boulevard (Building 1P), Staten Island, the CFA is easily reached by car from I-278. For information and ticket reservations, contact: 718-982-ARTS (2787),, or

The CFA’s 2006-2007 season continues with:

Friday, April 20, 3:00pm – Jollyship the Whiz-Bang

Sunday, April 29, 3:00pm – Sundog Theatre’s “Charlotte’s Web” (A Family Series Event)

Saturday, May 5, 3:00pm – Moments to Remember: The Four Lads, The Four Aces, and The Inkspots

Saturday, May 12, 8:00pm – Alex Torres y Su Orquestra

Saturday, May 19, 8:00pm – Laughter Arts Festival featuring Dom Irrera and Bobby Collins

CSI Center for the Arts: 718-982-ARTS (2787) or