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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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The Henhouse Prowlers

Date & Time
Friday, December 15, 2017
8:00 pm
$10 advance, $12 day of
209 E. Washington St., Bloomington, IL, 61701
Since 2004, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have played their own brand of bluegrass music shaped by the city they live in, and the experiences they’ve had on international tours.  What started as a group of musicians humbly working at their craft with weekly shows in local neighborhood establishments, turned into a full-time job; performing, creating, and teaching music – not only around their hometown, but across the United States, and distant locales in Europe, Asia, and Africa.  The roots of bluegrass shine through the band’s shows, performing around a single microphone, respecting tradition while pushing its boundaries.  On stage, story-telling songs mingle with hard-driving instrumentals and ballads to complete a sound the band has been honing for years, but it’s more than a musical performance.  As one long-time fan says, “You can’t leave a Prowlers show without getting the feeling you actually know the people you just saw perform on stage.  It’s like the show was happening in your living room.”