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Yacht Club to host Henhouse Prowlers

BY EMMA MCCLATCHEY | JULY 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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Armed with traditional suits and bluegrass instruments, the Henhouse Prowlers of Chicago will perform at the Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., at 10 p.m. Saturday.

The group’s set list will include music from its new album, which will be released Aug. 24. With added band members, Henhouse Prowlers cofounder and banjo player Ben Wright said the new album draws from traditional bluegrass tunes while incorporating the band’s own compositions.

“Having been here all nine years of the band’s existence, this is the best version of the band so far,” he said. “The musicianship’s really up there.”

Despite the antiquity of the band’s genre of choice, Wright said, the group has found a wide audience for traditional bluegrass in Chicago, Iowa City, and abroad.

“It’s breaking out into larger audiences,” Wright said. “I think bluegrass is a very foundationally American style of music, and it’s kind of in our blood. While it’s not going to sell 10 million albums, there will always be people who are into it.”

Tickets for Saturday’s show are $7 and open for ages 19 and older. Doors will open at 9 p.m.


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