Trout Steak Revival, as far as we know, is the first band we’ve had in the studio that has won an Emmy. The Denver bluegrass band’s music was on a show on public TV in Denver that won the award, and TSR has a statuette to prove it. (We even got to hold it — we can report that the figure on the award has sharp wings. You can learn more fun facts about the Emmy during the interview with Quentin.)
But we didn’t even know about all that before the band showed up. We invited Trout Steak Revival into the studio because the band is one of the top bluegrass acts on the Front Range, a region that is serious about its bluegrass.
With traditional instrumentation, an old-time approach to songwriting and skillful delivery, Trout Steak made the session go fabulously with songs such as “Colorado River,” “Union Pacific” (at least that’s the working title for this newbie) and “Go On.” Fiddler Bevin Foley broke a string just as the session got under way, but her timing was lucky — she made it to a nearby music store minutes before it closed.
What they brought us: A printed atlas, one of a couple the band keeps in the event that Trout Steak tours the world.
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