Henhouse Prowlers spend the entirety of August in Europe30-07-2017
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