Trout Steak Revival to perform at Bluestem Stage

Trout Steak Revival will be performing at the Bluestem on Sept. 30.

Courtesy of Bluestem

Trout Steak Revival will be performing at the Bluestem on Sept. 30.

Charlie Coffey

Trout Steak Revival will be playing the Bluestem stage with the Fiddle Chicks in Ames at 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. 30. at Zeke’s.

Tickets are $12 for students and $16 for non-students and may be purchased online at Eventbrite.

Trout Steak Revival is a five-piece bluegrass band that was formed out of the Colorado music scene. Travis McNamara, the band’s banjo player, fondly remembers the formation of the band. McNamara said the band’s name emerged from a group camping and fishing trip, where they were stuck in a tent for three days, due to to rain.

“We sent one guy out into the rain to catch some fish while we were sitting there playing music and we started yelling at him to bring out the trout steak. So we walked out of there with a couple of fish and a new band name,” McNamara said.

Trout Steak Revival also features Steve Foltz on mandolin/guitar, Will Koster on dobro/guitar, Casey Houlihan on standup bass and Bevin Foley on fiddle. The band has been together since 2008, but Foley has been in the band for only four years.

“We met [Foley] at the bluegrass showcase in Denver,” McNamara said, “Bevin is classically trained as a violinist. She’s a great classical musician as well.”

The members of Trout Steak Revival consistently attend the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado every summer. The band even won the 41st Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition in 2014.

Ames is the third stop on a six-week fall tour that Trout Steak Revival is doing in promotion of their new album, Brighter Every Day. The album is available on Spotify, iTunes and the band’s website.

For more information on the show and bands, visit Bluestem Stage’s Web Page.