The Appalachian Mountains. Colorado’s Front Range. Chicago?
Two of these places are hilly bluegrass hotspots, and the other is a big city in Illinois. But Chicago is a big enough melting pot to turn out excellent string bands like The Henhouse Prowlers, a five-piece that plays a slightly moodier brand of traditional bluegrass than most. They mix that with contemporary lyrical themes and awesome harmonies, a combination that has helped the band tour across the U.S. and Europe, winning band competitions and fans along the way.
On Tuesday, they’ll stop in for a show at GoodLife Brewing Co. in Bend.
The Henhouse Prowlers; 7 p.m. Tuesday; free; GoodLife Brewing Co., 70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-728-0749.