Cal Performances’ First Stage For Families Series Concludes With Trout Fishing In America At Wheeler Auditorium At 11:00 A.M. And 3:00 P.M. Sunday, April 14

Special hour long event for children and their grown ups

The third and final First Stage for Families offering of the 2012-2013 season features two performances by four-time Grammy-nominated duo, Trout Fishing in America, on Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  “Embody[ing] a kind of goofball gestalt at odds with the sugary-sweet format of so much other music for the younger crowd” (The New York Times), bassist Keith Grimwood and guitarist Ezra Idlet create a broad mix of folk and rock music that is family-friendly.  They’ve been playing music together since the 1970s, when they met up in Texas in a folk rock band. In 1979, Trout Fishing was born, and now, 15 albums later, they still get up every day looking forward to playing music together, so they say on their website. Grimwood, a shade over 5 1/2 feet tall, and Idlet, 6 feet 9 inches, they seem to be “the perfect match” (Los Angeles Times).


First Stage for Families series features two Sunday one-hour performances by each company at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Wheeler Hall. Tickets are priced modestly at $10.00 for children and $20.00 for adults.  Tickets are available through the Ticket Office at Zellerbach Hall; at (510) 642-9988; at; and at the door.  For more information visit

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