Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important

Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important
Chicken Joe by Trout Fishing in America
A new story and original songs from Trout Fishing in America
Due September 6, 2011 from The Secret Mountain

Montreal, Summer 2011 - Chicken Joe, the cat who sleeps in the hen house, is happily dreaming about rock and roll. A rooster’s raucous crow wakes him up way too early. Everyone on the farm knows today is a special day, but in his sleepy morning haze, Chicken Joe can’t remember just what it is. Even Joe’s best friend, a city dog named Miss Kitty, won’t tell him. Find out why this is Chicken Joe’s big day in Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important, the latest book-and-CD release from The Secret Mountain (September 6, 2011). Get a sneak preview now.
The hilarious sequel to the first My Name Is Chicken Joe book and CD that Trout Fishing in America released with The Secret Mountain in 2009, Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important offers gentle messages about friendship and forgetfulness. After all, cats who need 16 or 17 hours of sleep each day are bound to miss a few things going on in the barnyard. They need a little help from their friends.
The new story, written and spryly narrated by Trout Fishing in America’s Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet, is illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch. The spoken-word tale is followed by 11 original songs relating to the story, from the rousing “Rock and Roll Roosters” to the lush and bluegrassy “Through the Pines” to the deep and wistful “Where Did Everybody Go?”  These new songs carry on the tradition of Trout Fishing in America, a nationally touring acoustic/folk rock duo whose music has garnered four Grammy nominations and legions of devoted fans.  The characters in the story and all of the songs were inspired by real people and animals in Ezra and Keith’s lives. The song “Hello, My Chicken Thinks He’s a Dog” was written during a workshop with 6th graders in their home state of Arkansas.
The Secret Mountain is dedicated to the creation of children’s books, videos and music of the highest quality. The French imprint – La Montagne Secrète – is considered to be one of the most original and innovative children’s publishing houses in Canada and France. The company recently made its United States debut with music, DVDs and books.

More Information about The Secret Mountain:

Selected Trout Fishing in America Family Concerts
September 9 and 10 - Barndance Festival, Taos, NM
September 12 - Nightbird Books, Fayetteville, AR
September 21 - Family Resource Center, Pittsburg, KS
September 23 - Barnes & Noble, Baton Rouge, LA
September 25 - Symphony Space, NYC: "A Secret Mountain Celebration"
October 1 - Family Fun Fest, No. Little Rock, AR
October 6 -  Alma Performing Arts Center, AR
October 13 - Univ. of Arkansas, Morrilton, AR
October 27  - Newport Center for the Arts, Newport, AR
November 12 - FACE Family Series, Spring, TX
November 17 - Carson Center, Paducah, KY
November 19 - Clay Center, Walker Theater, Charleston, WV
December 4 - Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL

Beth Blenz-Clucas, Sugar Mountain PR


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1 comment:

  1. I love that one of the songs came from a kids' workshop! How exciting for those kids!

    You can hear several of the cuts from the album at Trout Fishing's website.


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