Henhouse Prowlers finished Euro tour yesterday and announce new one today28-11-2018
Eindhoven was their last stop this week and now they're headed back to the States for a few weeks off. Then they'll hit the road again on their home turf for a last December run before the end of the year. With Henhouse Prowlers fresh in our heads we're excited to announce a new tour for them in May next year. More dates to be added, this is the first bunch:
11/05: Orwell (UK) @ Orwell Bluegrass Festival
12/05: Orwell (UK) @ Orwell Bluegrass Festival
14/05: Devon (UK) @ Kingskerswell Parish Church
16/05: Zaandam (NL) @ Flux
17/05: Bühl (DE) @ Bühler Bluegrass Festival
18/05: Liege (BE) @ Blues Sphere
19/05: Bergneustadt (DE) @ Schauspielhaus
23/05: Hoofdplaat (NL) @ Deuzonschole
24/05: Cambrai (FR) @ American Journeys
25/05: Willisau (CH) @ Bluegrass Willisau
26/05: Schwäbisch-Hall (DE) @ Anlagencafé
In the 14 years since the Henhouse Prowlers inception, the band has forged its own path through bluegrass music and across the globe. On stage, the group's bombastic performances give audiences a sense how much they love what they do; while on record, the band manages to explore their collective life-experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation.
While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowlers music, the band manages to bend and squeeze the traditional form into a sound all their own. With over 175 shows a year, the quartet has managed to tour more than 25 countries, often going to places traditional American music has never been. Tours in Siberia or the Middle East are not uncommon since the Prowlers started working as cultural ambassadors with the US State Department in 2013.
These global experiences have pushed the band in new directions musically, with songs from Africa and Asia on several albums, but they have also moved the group to start a new educational outreach program for both school children and festival-goers alike.
Bluegrass Ambassadors is the Henhouse Prowlers new non-profit that uses traditional American music as a foundation to talk about folk music and culture's all over the world. The Henhouse Prowlers have released two albums in 2017, including "Live from Kyrgyzstan" in March and the brand new studio album "Separation Man" in November 2017.