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Catfish Journal
Issue #9, April 2, 2007



Bonnie and Uncle CatfishWelcome, Folks!  The world has broken out in springtime Technicolor here, and life is very good. Here's the latest news:

CATFISH IN THE MOVIES

Italian filmmaker Francesco Paladino came over to the house one afternoon last summer, with lifetime friends Gayla Drake Paul, her husband, Curtis Paul and their son Byrn. Francesco was filming "Iowa Stories," 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 performing "Eagle Bird," 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.

"Iowa Stories" has been chosen to be shown by the Houston International Film Award Society 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 near Antwerp, Belgium for the Duvel Blues Festival and other exotic locales.  This summer 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 to France in late November/early December! Check out my Tour Dates page for full details.


Sweet Pea CDGET 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, and over 40 other companies.  Of course, you can still buy CDs the "old fashioned" way direct from this website, or from CD Baby or Amazon.

As always, I'm happy to help if you want to buy a new National, just email or call 319-338-3614 anytime. We have their amazing 2-CD-and-trading-cards Catalogues available. I'm still doing  lessons and workshops too, please do get in touch for more info.  


Hope to see you at the shows.  Please come say Howdy. Feel free to email or call, itís always great to hear from you.

yours truly, Catfish Keith


Catfish Journal Archive:
This is Catfish Keith's personal newsletter first published in February 2005.
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