A Chicago-based bluegrass quartet is performing this weekend in Richmond.
Henhouse Prowlers will appear at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Civic Hall Performing Arts Center in Richmond High School, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway.
The concert is on a different night than most of the center’s nationally touring shows.
The Prowlers have engagements Saturday in Galesburg, Illinois, and on Sunday in St. Louis, then play the following week in Lincoln, Nebraska, and in Colorado’s Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver.
The quartet is touring to promote its new album, “Lead and Iron,” which was featured in Bluegrass Unlimited’s November issue.
Since their founding nearly 20 years ago, the Prowlers have performed in more than 25 countries, with venues ranging from European clubs to U.S. State Department’s cultural diplomacy programs.
Inspired by those experiences, they’ve incorporated world music into their robust repertoire of unique traditional American music.
According to the publication Sound Fuse, a reviewer said, “The musical prowess of this bluegrass band was unlike anything I’ve yet to encounter in the city of Chicago. It’s straight-laced, tight-knit, barn-burning bluegrass with enough vocal harmonization to make Del McCoury blush.”
Videos of the group can be found at www.henhouseprowlers.com.
Tickets, which are $38 for adults and $30 for students, can be purchased at the door or by calling 765-973-3350 or visiting civichall.com.
A version of this article appeared in the November 1 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.