With over 175 shows a year, the quartet has toured over 25 countries, often going to places traditional American music has never been.
Tours in Siberia or the Middle East are not uncommon since the Prowlers started working as cultural ambassadors with the US State Department in 2013. These global experiences have pushed the band in new directions musically, with songs from Africa and Asia on several albums, but they have also moved the group to start an educational outreach program for both school children and festival-goers alike.
Jon’s ever calm and driven demeanor shows both his love and his commitment to the band since its inception in 2004. Before he was bit by the bluegrass bug, Jon played rock and world music.
Ben is a founding member of the Prowlers, having started his bluegrass journey in Chicago after seeing a banjo in the window of the Old Town School of Folk Music in mid-October of 1999. That $200 impulse buy turned itself slowly into a career spanning thousands of notes, friends and miles. When not playing the banjo, Ben not-so-quietly obsesses over shipwrecks and Nintendo.
Chris Dollar comes out of the heart of Bill Monroe country (Central Indiana) and it shows immediately on stage through his hearty guitar picking and rediculous vocal chops. He cut his teeth with the excellent New Old Cavalry and Flatland Harmony Experiment and has turned immediately into an asset for the Prowlers. In his spare time, Chris works on both cars and guitars alike.
The Prowlers nonprofit, Bluegrass Ambassadors, uses traditional American music as an educational foundation to talk about folk music and cultures all over the world.
The Henhouse Prowlers released two albums in 2017, including “Live from Kyrgyzstan” in March and the brand new studio album “Separation Man” in November.
2019 holds tours to Asia, Europe, and even more untold adventures as the Prowlers continue to bring their own blend of bluegrass and world music to hearts unknown.
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