× Henhouse Prowlers spend the entirety of August in Europe

Henhouse Prowlers spend the entirety of August in Europe


Bluegrass band Henhouse Prowlers recently took their brand of Americana music outside to the — for Western artists — unfamiliar country Pakistan. While in Pakistan the band discovered Qawwali music, which members say they became "obsessed" with. Qawwali musicians work in a groups of 8-10 to harmonize with each other vocally while playing the tabla and/or the harmonium. While bluegrass and traditional Pakistani rarely intersect, the band said they found similarities between the two genres when they collaborated with Hamza Akram’s band.

The Prowlers did have occasional moments of culture shock; they landed on the heels of a European tour and had just traveled from Siberia to Qatar to Moscow in the span of a few days. Every day was filled with new experiences. In addition to collecting unprecedented experiences, new favorite foods, bits and pieces of foreign languages and a handful of souvenirs, the Henhouse Prowlers say their greatest takeaway will be the musical influences they've brought back home.

Mixing unique world sounds with Americana roots music will be a challenge, but the band said they hope to strike the right balance while evolving their sound. In return, the band's contributions to the countries they visited as part of the American Music Abroad program were expected to be bridge-building experiences with other cultures and countries.

The band continues to travel around the world, the entire month of August is spend in Europe, going from the Czech Republic to Belgium and from Ireland to Germany. Established in 2004, Henhouse Prowlers is comprised of members Ben Wright, Jon Goldfine, Aaron Dorfman and Kyle O’Brien

02-AUG: Utrecht (NL) @ De Parade 
03-AUG: Berlin (DE) @ Die Blaue Stunde 
06-AUG: Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ) @ Eurocentrum 
07-AUG: Unterbachern (DE) @ Railroad Saloon 
09-AUG: Mannheim (DE) @ Strumpfe Art Gallery and Supper Club 
10-AUG: Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe 
11-AUG: Bielefeld (DE) @ Extra Blues Bar 
12-AUG: Oostende (BE) @ Paulusfeesten  
13-AUG: Eindhoven (NL) @ Rozenknopje 
15-AUG: Hannover (DE) @ Glocksee (Ruby Tuesday) 
17-AUG: Lelystad (NL) @ A Lelyroad to Lowlands Paradise 
17-AUG: Meppel (NL) @ Muziekcafe Clouso 
18-AUG: Frankfurt (DE) @ Dreikoningskeller 
19-AUG: Venlo (NL) @ Zomerparkfeest 
20-AUG: Giethoorn (NL) @ Drijf-In Blues 
21-AUG: London (UK) @ The Islington 
23-AUG: Bristol (UK) @ The Mothers Ruin 
25-AUG: Kerry (IRL) @ St Johns Theatre Listowel 
26-AUG: Dublin (IRL) @ Thomas House 
27-AUG: Bangor (N-IRE) @ Bluegrass Picnic 

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