with James Weigel and Friends Featuring Wavy Dave and Chris Gangi of Cornmeal
Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 9:30 PM CDT
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
After seven years of hard work and a relentless tour schedule, Chicago’s The Henhouse Prowlers have gained a growing reputation for their highly original, tradition-inspired bluegrass built around intricate harmonies and electrifying stage energy.
In 2010, while balancing time on the road and in the studio in Colorado, the Prowlers placed third in the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition and took top honors in the RockyGrass Band Competition. During this time, the band entered the studio with visionary producer and dobro player extraordinaire, Sally Van Meter, completing its third album.
The Chicago-based Henhouse Prowlers are adeptly positioning themselves for nothing less than success. Each member does double duty within the group, holding a business as well as musical post, making it a total collaborative effort. Currently on the road at least two-thirds of the year, the band straddles a unique spot in the current nationwide bluegrass explosion. The Prowlers look, sing and play the part with passion and prowess, attracting audiences both young and old, from the traditional festival circuit to dance-friendly night clubs and beyond.