Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers and Trout Steak Revival each played three sets during the 2013 Sioux River Folk Festival presented by the South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music. The event was held at Newton Hills State Park near Canton. Throwback Jack Klatt of Minnesota has traveled hither, thither and yon to play in bars, cafes, living rooms, theatres and on the street corners of America, Canada and Europe. Klatt formed the Cat Swingers in 2009. The Cat Swingers include Patrick Harrison on accordion and washboard and Edwin Scherr on the upright bass. Klatt's 2011 project, "Mississippi Roll," has garnered praise from coast-to-coast and throughout the U.K. He collaborated with a number of Minnesota legends like Spider John Koerner, Dave Hull, Cornbread Harris and Charlie Parr.
Trout Steak Revival hails from Colorado. Much like South Dakota folk favorites, The Union Grove Pickers, Trout Steak Revival (formed in 2008) was sparked by jam sessions with close friends. The sounds of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, dobro and accordion permeate their bluegrass inspired mountain music - or "indie grass." Trout Steak Revival was honored with an Emmy for a soundtrack with Rocky Mountain PBS. Will Koster performs on dobro and guitar, Steve Foltz on mandolin and guitar, Casey Houlihan on bass, Bevin Foley on fiddle and Travis McNamara on banjo and accordion. Their most recent cd, "Flight," was released in 2012.
These performances come from the afternoon of August 3, 2013.