FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

Henhouse Prowlers - Bluegrass Ambassadors:  Common Chords

The Henhouse Prowlers have played music more than 25 countries and that number goes up every year.  Whether it’s touring Europe in clubs and at festivals or working with the US State Department on cultural diplomacy programs, the band has found profound commonality with people from different cultures through music.   From performing Qawwali music in Pakistan to West African Hip Hop in Nigeria to traditional Tatar songs in Siberia to Bluegrass in America, every culture has ‘music of the folk’ that courses through the minds of its people.  Through these interactions with musicians and music fans across the globe, an understanding that people have a whole lot more in common than music (despite our differences) becomes evident quickly. This workshop can be aided by a projector for the band to share some of the many videos and photos from their adventures. Full band typically performs 2-3 full international tunes as part of this interactive format.    

Individual Instrument Workshops:

Each member of the band can give workshops on their respective instrument from beginner to advanced level instruction.   While this kind of programming is common at more traditional bluegrass festivals, don't be surprised at how welcomed it is at more multi-genre and jam band festivals.   

Music Business:  How to Build a Band and Make a Living Playing Music

The Henhouse Prowlers have been a fully functioning and touring band for more than 13 years.  While the industry continues to change on both a macro and micro level, getting started on the right foot has never been more important.  This class covers everything from promotion and finances to tips on how to get along on two month international tours. Being a life-long musician has its challenges, but it's more possible than ever if you're well prepared for the realities of life on the road (and at home).