Local favorite Troll for Trout returns to One Trick Pony

Troll for Trout performs April 9 at One Trick Pony.
Troll for Trout performs April 9 at One Trick Pony.

Grand Rapids-based folk rock group Troll for Trout will be performing Saturday, April 9, at Grand Rapids’ One Trick Pony, 136 E. Fulton St.


The group is set to perform from 8 – 11 p.m. “or a few minutes after,” according to the group’s press release. The show is free.


Troll for Trout consists of Michael Crittenden on lead vocals and guitar; Brian Morrill on vocals and guitar; John Neil on keyboards; and Seth York on bass. Troll for Trout has a colorful 22-year history  – a legacy that’s earned the Michigan band a diehard following and spawned an impressive trove of acclaimed recordings.


Crittenden, founding member and chief songwriter, best sums it up this way: “Troll for Trout and our music has always been about a lifestyle.  It’s that excited feeling of leaving work early on a beautiful Friday afternoon and pointing your vehicle North where there’s no schedule.


“It’s about camping, cottaging, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cooking outside, cocktail hour with good friends, good conversation around a campfire, river paths, reflecting, reading, and relaxing.  It’s about finding and reconnecting with the peace that resides in all of us, but gets buried by the day to day grind.”


For table reservations at One Trick Pony, call 616-235-7669. For more on the band, visit Troll for Trout’s new website, www.troll4trout.com.