Grand Rapids band releases first album

Jeff Troutman was backed by his Parachute Adams Band on six original songs for “Heaven.” Courtesy Jeff Troutman
Jeff Troutman Courtesy Jeff Troutman

Jeff Troutman and the Parachute Adams Band released its first album “Heaven.”

Troutman, who released a solo album in 2017, was backed by his Parachute Adams Band on six original songs for “Heaven.” The album, released Feb. 15, was recorded and produced at Third Coast Recording in Grand Haven.

The album’s title track “Heaven” expresses Troutman’s spiritual love of being in nature. He described the album as “three songs that are outdoorsy and fishing related and three that are songs for grownups.”

Troutman also is the host of “Remote. No Pressure.,” a podcast that features fly fishing stories and interviews with individuals from across the country, including Grammy-winning musicians and fly-fishing celebrities.

Originally from Texas, Troutman developed a passion for music after a hip-shattering car accident at age 11, learning to play the guitar while in recovery. He was a member of the early-2000s band Parts Unknown before moving to West Michigan in 2002.

“I have lived in Michigan for two decades now, longer than I’ve ever lived in any one place,” Troutman said. “The way the region engages the senses throughout the year has definitely colored my music.”

The album is available on all major streaming platforms and the band’s website.

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