IN NEARLY 17 YEARS SINCE THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS’ INCEPTION, THE BAND HAS FORGED ITS OWN PATH THROUGH MUSIC AND ACROSS THE GLOBE.
On stage, the group’s enthralling performances give audiences a sense of 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 toured over 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 an educational outreach program for both school children and festival-goers alike.
The Prowlers nonprofit, Bluegrass Ambassadors, uses traditional American music as an educational foundation to talk about folk music and cultures all over the world.
When performing live, presenting workshops and wherever they are, the Henhouse Prowlers find and spread the commonality we share as human beings through the universal language of music. You can feel it at every show.
On stage, the group’s electrifying performances give audiences a sense of 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 Prowler’s music, the band manages to bend and squeeze the traditional form into a sound all their own.
Known for setlists that include bluegrass covers of songs from around the world, many of them learned during their time touring other countries through American Music Abroad, a State Department program for American musicians to travel and build relationships with other countries, cultures, and artists. To put those experiences into action, the band in 2013 founded Bluegrass Ambassadors, a digital space for advocacy and education that has now added an online Bluegrass Ambassadors Academy to connect professional musicians with learners while everyone’s at home. During the pandemic The Prowlers Livestream shows with artists around the world, dedicating a portion of their videos to teaching children about music. The flexible format and unique perspective of a Bluegrass Ambassadors workshop add a valuable experience to any event with a music and/or cultural focus. Workshops are suited for audiences with or without instruments. The Henhouse Prowlers can cater their programming to the curriculum and collaborate with teachers and administrators to design activities. Workshop topics include: Bluegrass workshops, Creative Writing/Songwriting, Bluegrass Ambassadors and Social Studies, Math, and Sciences as they relate to music, Music Business, and Bluegrass is Fun! (ideal for K-6).