Welcome, Folks! The world has broken
out in springtime Technicolor here, and life is very good. Here's the
CATFISH IN THE MOVIES
Italian filmmaker Francesco
came over to the house one afternoon last summer,
with lifetime friends Gayla
, her husband, Curtis Paul
their son Byrn
Francesco was filming "Iowa
a short film about the unexpected richness of
culture here in our native state. The film features some of
Gayla's music, and vignettes of life around Iowa.
Haunting music of Joe
Price, BeJae Fleming, Billy Lee Janey
and others are
included as well as scenes with the "Butter Cow Lady," a woman that
makes all kinds of cool sculptures with, you guessed it, butter! There
is an interview about the Voyager Space Probe program and Dr. Van
Allen, and other fascinating pieces. Included is a scene of myself
and an off-the-cuff duet with Gayla of "The Cookoo,"
and a short interview about the blues. I wasn't sure what to expect,
but it is a very charming, heartfelt film with a very cool, atmospheric
touch, and I'm very proud to be part of it.
has been chosen to be shown by the Houston International Film Award
from April 20-29th. "Iowa Stories"
is one of the featured films in the Short Films category.
Over 30,000 people attend the showings, with about 500 from
the movie industry.
NEW CD PROJECT
I'm now working on pieces for a brand new solo album. If all
goes well, I'll start recording this summer and have it released in
time for my UK Tour this fall. There are lots of new original songs and
some favorite deep blues and roots gems from the old treasure trove.
I'll record again in Iowa City with the very talented Justin Kennedy
We worked with Justin on the Sweet Pea
CD, and I was tickled with the results. He was fantastic to
work with and I can't wait to get back in the studio again!
THE WORLD TOUR CONTINUES!
As well as gigs around the USA, in May we're going to Europe to perform
for the Duvel
and other exotic locales. This
I'll return to the Mississippi
Valley Blues Festival
in my old Hometown of Davenport,
Iowa, and I'll do a month-long blues in the schools residency sponsored
by the MVBS in Rock Island, Illinois. This fall we'll return again to
the United Kingdom
for another big tour in October and November. If you have a venue in
mind, let us know, we've still got some dates available. We'll return
in late November/early December! Check out my Tour Dates
page for full details.
GET YOUR CATFISH DOWNLOADS
All of my music from my albums is now available to purchase for
downloading on all of the major download sites, including ITunes, Napster,
over 40 other companies. Of course, you can still buy CDs
the "old fashioned" way direct from this website, or from CD Baby or
As always, I'm happy to help if you want to buy
a new National
, just email
319-338-3614 anytime. We
have their amazing 2-CD-and-trading-cards Catalogues
available. I'm still doing lessons
too, please do get in touch for more info.
Hope to see you at the shows. Please come say Howdy. Feel
email or call, itís always great to hear from you.
yours truly, Catfish Keith
This is Catfish Keith's
newsletter first published in February 2005.
Journal #1, February 2005
#2, March 2005
#3, May 2005
#4, September 2005
Journal #5, December 2005
Journal #6, May 2006
Journal #7, October 2006
Journal #8, February 2007
Journal #9, April 2007
Journal #10, October 2007
Journal #11, June 2008
Journal #12, December 2008
Journal #13, April 2009
Journal #14, May 2009
Journal #15, September 2009
Journal #16, September 2010
This is a magazine-style newsletter
started when this
website was first lauched in 1998.