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Trout Fishing In America
Trout Fishing in  America is one of my favorite musical groups.

I first was introduced to TFIA at the Eighth Step Coffee House in Albany, New York.   That was probably around 1996, or so.

On two seperate occasions I have been able to meet Ezra and Keith.  In addition to playing great music, they are really great guys and are easy to talk to.

During the summer of 1998, TFIA played at the Muusic Haven in Central Park, Schenectady, New York.  The concert was great, but boy was it hot out!  Below is a picture of TFIA at the park.

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Trout Fishing In America, Central Park - Music Haven, Schenectady, New York 1998, James E. Meyer

Visit TFIA at The Official Trout Fishing In America Website.

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I have been following a band named BLOTTO since the mid to late 1970's. When I worked at Camp Schodack in Nassau, New York, a bunch of counselors and I would take a road trip into nearby Albany, New York and see BLOTTO at JB Scott's.

We always had a great time at the show.  Favorite performances for me include Good-bye Mister Bond, I Wanna Be A Lifeguard, You Can't Fire Me - I Quit, Metalhead, Secret Agent Man, and a rarely performed Adam's Family / Munsters medley with a segway into The Monster Mash.

After the show, we would frequently head for the now defunct "Chili Franks" on Ontario Street in Albany.  Frank ran a chili stand and when you were dining at Chili Franks you had the feeling you were eating at a friends kitchen.  He had good chili, and would come up with all kinds of exotic recipes that included chili.

You can visit BLOTTO at their website.

A few times a year BLOTTO gets back together for a reunion concert.  Check them out, I try not to miss them. 

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James E. Meyer
Scotia, New York 12302

1998, James E. Meyer

This page last updated on: Saturday, September 05, 1998