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This bluegrass band has the right formula: heavenly harmonies on top of furious fingerpicking, trucking down the highway at 200mph.
- Time Out Chicago

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Welcome to Henhouse Prowlers


Check out the new album,

Produced by Grammy nominee Greg Cahill (Special Consensus).
Featuring guest performances by
Josh Williams (Rhonda Vincent & The Rage)
& Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass)

Get it today!


The Final Four Tuesdays!

We have FOUR more shows at Martyrs’.  Come celebrate with us starting this week!   We’ll be bringing out former members of the Prowlers and the last show will be three big sets all night long!   We will have a special signed poster for sale at the final shows celebrating the last ten years as well.  Keep an eye out for it.


Durty Nellie’s with Cornmeal!

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be playing a special night of Chicago Bluegrassy music with Cornmeal at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine on Thursday, April 17th.  This will surely be a jam Not to be missed!  For more information, check out our calendar Here.


Colorado Tour with Chicago Farmer!

Henhouse Prowlers - Chicago Farmer -- Winter Tour!

We are very excited to announce our upcoming tour through Colorado (via Lincoln, Nebraska) with our good friend, singer/song-writer/story-teller Chicago Farmer.  Please check out our Shows Page for more details, and we hope to see you on the road!!

Christmas Eve at Martyrs’!

Click Here for Event Details! and please enjoy these season’s greetings:

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Chi-town
Not a band was playing, not even Falldown.
Ventra Cards were placed by the doorway with care,
In hopes that live music would soon fill the air.

Kin-folks were pulling out their sweet winter threads,
While shots of corn-whiskey filled their dead-heads.
Dready-mamma in her tam, and I in my flat-brim,
Had just made up our minds that we wouldn’t be leavin’.

When out down the street the clatter of the banjo,
Made me exclaim, “Hey, I think it’s a band yo!”.
Away to the Brown-Line I flew like a flash,
Got on in the loop at Randolph and Wabash.

I told all my buddies, beg steal and barter
You better get yer butts on down to Martyrs’!
Put down your pipe, your beer, and your shot glass
The Prowlers are back for Tuesday night Bluegrass!

With old friends and loved ones I did reconnect,
And even the HHP Mini-Mall was in full effect.
More rapid than marmots, the picking began,
The band harmonized, and yodeled, and played Shadow of a Man.

Now Dan! now, Starr! now, Jon and Ben!
On, Chuck! On, Bradley! on, Harrison and Allen!
Sittin’ on Top of the World and Tres Piños Sky!
Scratching Post and Drunk Again and the ol’ Simplify!

Hours of Bluegrass, they played more than a couple,
With last minute gifts sold by Max with big muscles.
And all the people how they did rejoice,
For the tuneage and booze and company was choice!

The fiddle bow would shred, and the banjo would drive,
The guitar was ringing, and the bass played One-Five.
And when the Eve was through and all hearts were light,
They wished “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a Blue-Night!”

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