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Featured Artist #1
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.
Featured Artist #2
Thunder & Rain
Thunder and Rain is an alternative country band from Golden, CO. They released their debut album, Holler Out, in the fall of 2015. They followed up with their EP, Run With You, in the summer of 2016. \
While the band made headway in the Colorado Bluegrass Scene, Run With Youpremiered their sound as a bonafide country/rock unit with pop hooks and powerful lead vocals.
The band is scheduled to release their sophomore studio album, Start Believing, in September 2017. The album will expand upon what the EP started- an exploration of rock and country music using bluegrass level acoustic musicianship. The album also features more infectious pop choruses sung by a soon-to-be world class diva.
Originally a folk duo between Erinn Peet-Lukes (vocals/guitar) and Pete Weber (Mandolin), the band now includes Wisconsin native Ian Haegele (Bass) and Vancouver, BC native Chris Herbst(Dobro).
In their short run as a band, Thunder and Rain has captured a sound that accentuates their talents and is accessible to fans both young and old. There is depth and unexpected emotions in their unforgettable melodies, as well as wide range of subject matters and situations in their catalog of original songs. Thunder and Rain strives to put meaning back in modern country music.