Henhouse Prowlers with Pert Near Sandstone @ The Zoo Bar
November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 Advance Tickets / $25 Day Of Show.
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.
Pert Near Sandstone delivers another album of all original songs, recorded over the harshest months of a midwestern winter. ‘Waiting Days,’ their eighth studio album, has all the strengths of its four songwriters offering responses to each other’s compositions. After almost twenty years together, their music has grown to reflect that of a band of brothers. As longtime stewards of the modern string band revival, their studio recordings have continuously pulled the genre toward a more contemporary perspective, meditating on the present and rich with reference. This isn’t music reaching for the banality of pop hits. Instead, they provide fresh air for blades of new grass to grow in. The intimacy of collaboration is at the heart of this album, adding textures of guest artists that reflect Pert Near’s genuine intentions to further the acoustic community that has been their cornerstone. “…I want to take you with me when I go.” Let’s get ready. Now is our time. The waiting days are over.