Larry Keel offering fishing/picking video contest for Trout ‘n’ Tunes

Wow talk about right up our alley, this sounds pretty cool. I’m not sure how I missed out on this last year? Even if I don’t win the tix, and there’s a better than not chance of that, I’m going to this little shindig. See below, I can’t wait to record my video!


Legendary flat-picking guitarist Larry Keel and his band Natural Bridge are gearing up for a second year of the West Virginia mountain retreat weekend called Trout and Tunes, up at the Elk River Inn in Slatyfork, W.Va.
And if you’ve got some fishing and picking game you can join them for free.
To prep for the epic weekend of fishing, picking and chilling, Keel, the guitar legend and master fisherman, is offering up a contest to create an original song on why you should be the guy who gets to go on the Trout & Tunes 2 roster for free.  First prize is admission for two for the weekend for Trout and Tunes 2 (value is $300 each) with all meals, fishing excursions, includes picking sessions. Runner-ups will get weekly prizes including CDs, T-shirts and other Larry Keel merchandise

Here’s how: make your own, original video of you singing and performing a song about why you should get the complimentary passes, post to Larry Keel’s Facebook wall with the URL to your YouTube video and share it on Facebook, twitter.  Five videos with the most views by March 23 go to the ‘finals’  where they’ll be another round of voting.
Do your best to come up with a song, play a cover, create your own lyrics to why you should be ‘the one’ who gets to pick with Larry & Jenny Keel & Natural Bridge over this intimate weekend in West Virginia’s natural bosom.

If you can’t come up with an original song, feel free to upload a video of you playing one of your favorite songs. All videos should be under four minutes.

The judging is based on numbers of views on YouTube, so it needs to be posted as a video to YouTube. Email when your submission is completed/video is posted and post to Larry Keel’s Facebook page wall.
Trout and Tunes 2 runs May 17-20 at the Elk River Inn, Cabins & Restaurant located in the high peaks of West Virginia, join Keel & Natural Bridge and friends for three days of instruction, small concerts, incredible food and lodging. Learn and enjoy fly and spin casting for trout, hiking and mountain bike trail right out the door or just relaxing with a cold beverage near the campfire.
Regular cost for Trout and Tunes 2 weekend is $495 plus tax farm house 5 bedrooms share 3 baths / $595 plus tax Private Inn room with private bath or groups of 3-6 private cabins
Keel, who has recorded and performed with such talented and diverse artists as Keller Williams, Yonder Mt. String Band, Trombone Shorty, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Sam Bush and Chris Thile, is set to release his 9th CD, “Classic” on Tuesday, March 20.

If you would like more information or reservation, please call us at 304-572-3771 or 866-572-3771 or email us at or or &