Sat, Dec 30 - 9pm - $20

 



Henhouse Prowlers

In the 14 years since Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers inception, the band has forged its own path through bluegrass music and across the globe. On stage, the group's high-energy 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. In 2017 the Henhouse Prowlers released two albums, “Live From Kyrgyzstan” (recorded in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) and the brand new studio album "Separation Man". This year holds two European tours for the band and even more untold adventures as the Prowlers continue to bring their own blend of bluegrass and world music to hearts unknown. 


Sun Beard

 Sun Beard started in late September '14 at 3AM, fireside with friends. My friend Jaik and I were jamming and ended up writing the first song of the album('Ain't Gonna Die'). In the space between the notes, we could hear that coyotes had come nearby and were starting to howl along with us. We also had this crazy long shooting star light up the sky directly above us. It was a sublime night. That vibe carried forward with a handful of recording sessions throughout the year at both Oxide Lounge and IV Lab Studios. The end result was a fun writing and recording project amongst friends. The album went on to be called, 'The Night'. A lot of great friends and family donated their time and creativity to these songs, and I'm so thankful for them and their generosity. Much love everyone! - Matt Robinson.



Price: $20