Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 7:00 - Show Starts: 8:00
Tickets Still Available at Door
Eleven years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.
Resting on no haunches, the Prowlers just released a new album “Still On That Ride” in the summer of 2015. Along with their cover of the Nigerian pop hit “Chop My Money,” the album consists of 13 original songs with each member collaborating in contribution. The band is beyond excited to put out their most self-authored work to date!
The boys have worked with the US State Department on four separate trips in ten different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Russia, and put yet another notch in their European belt this summer, touring all over the Benelux and beyond. Continuing to push the envelope with their highly original songwriting, tight arrangements, and electrifying stage presence–with the bluegrass mantle on their shoulders and the best fans in the world by their side, The Henhouse Prowlers are here to stay for a long, long time.
This bluegrass band has the right formula: heavenly harmonies on top of furious fingerpicking, trucking down the highway at 200mph.
-Time Out Chicago
The musical prowess of this bluegrass band was unlike anything I’ve yet to encounter in the city of Chicago. It’s straight-laced, tight-knit, barn-burning bluegrass with enough vocal harmonization
to make Del McCoury blush.
JOSH DANIEL & MARK SCHIMICK
Start Time: 8:00
Formed in early 2014, The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project is a fiery string band blending bluegrass, soul, reggae and rock n’ roll into a style uniquely their own. Respecting their Appalachian roots, these passionate multi-instrumentalists have a way of blending their harmonies and intricate string work in to something that appeals to a wide variety of listeners. “A little of everything finds its way into their sound.” – Jim Lauderdale
In February, the band was asked to celebrate the grand opening of The Earl Scruggs Museum in Shelby, NC, playing alongside Sam Bush and The Steep Canyon Rangers. By Spring, the band had made even more notable appearances, invited to the stage by Al Schiner of moe. to play a few songs as well as a surprise appearance at Merlefest where they brought the crowd to their feet with a tribute to Doc Watson.
Josh (Charlotte, NC) and Mark (Asheville, NC) have been fixtures on the Americana circuit for years, Josh with The New Familiars and Mark with Larry Keel and Natural Bridge. Together, with upright bassist, Greg Howell (Outer Banks, NC) the trio recorded an album in Nashville with grammy nominee, Jonathan Crone and features guests Jim Van Cleave (Mountain Heart), Megan McCormick (Jenny Lewis/Everybodyfields), Reeve Coobs and Jim Brock. While in Nashville, the band was featured on Music City Roots playing a sold out show with Hayes Carl closing the night out with Josh, Mark and Hayes trading verses on The Meters “Hey Pocky Way” in honor of Mardi Gras!
Quickly emerging on the festival circuit, be sure to catch the band in a smaller setting before they hit the big stage very soon!