American Bluegrass Coming to Uzbekistan

U.S. Embassy Tashkent is pleased to announce the visit of the Henhouse Prowlers bluegrass band, who will represent the United States this year at the Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival in Samarkand.

In addition to performing at the Sharq Taronalari festival, the Henhouse Prowlers will lead a jam session with local folk musicians and students at the Tamara Khanum Museum in Tashkent on August 23 at 1:30 p.m.  On August 31, they will perform at the Anhor Lokomotiv Amusement Park in at 8:00 p.m.  The concert will be free and open to the public.

The Henhouse Prowlers are American musicians who have played under the auspices of the United States Department of State in more than 25 countries around the world with over 175 shows a year.  The quartet, which includes professional musicians from Chicago – Christopher Dollar, Jonathan Goldfine, Kyle O’Brien, and Benjamin Wright – uses traditional American bluegrass music as an educational foundation to connect with other cultures through folk music.

The band has released two albums, “Live from Kyrgyzstan,” (recorded in Bishkek) and the brand new studio album, “Separation Man.”