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About the video
Ravenswood Getaway, a fast paced instrumental featuring Ben Wright on banjo,
when the Henhouse Prowlers performed at Crossroads Cafe, Antwerp, Sunday
March 6th, 2011.
John Goldfine: Bass, vocals
Eric Lambert: Guitar, vocals
Ben Wright: Banjo, vocals
Grant Ziolkowski, mandolin
About the artists
Henhouse Prowlers, the award-winning, powerhouse Chicago string band
quartet, perform their brand of innovative bluegrass for audiences all across the
country. They describe their sound as new traditional noting that much of their
material is original, yet it touches on classic bluegrass themes such as love, loss,
work, regret and death.
The Prowlers' fresh, descriptive songs have been featured in the PBS series
The Ride of Our Lives, and currently they have two CDs on the shelf, including
2009's A Dark Rumor, produced by Don Stiernberg with assistance from Greg
Cahill of Special Consensus. They are working on a third recording under the
tutelage of Colorado's GRAMMY-winning Dobro player, Sally Van Meter. A fall
2010 release is expected.
The Prowlers have shared the stage with everyone from jamgrassers like
Cornmeal, to true bluegrass pioneers such as Earl Scruggs and Dr. Ralph
Stanley. Their energetic live shows appeal to young and old alike, winning over
audiences with a wide repertoire of much-loved standards to complement their
own unique musical narratives.
Henhouse Prowlers currently tour extensively all over the Midwest region, as well
as Colorado and the West, playing clubs and festivals, listening rooms and
house concerts. The Prowlers' image is in keeping with the gritty Chicago
bluegrass circuit circa 1955: the band members wear suits and share a single
vocal microphone, weaving in and out in constant motion on stage. The effect is
high energy, solid bluegrass that is pure entertainment.