Henhouse has found that magical combination of music that is often wished for, but rarely found. Whether singing their own material, or the songs of Kate Wolf and others, these four great vocalists come together to form an exquisite blend of harmonies. Their music truly engages listeners with their warm and captivating spirit.
With four of the most popular Americana vocalists in the Monterey Bay area, Henhouse delights their fans with their engaging stage presence, upbeat songs, and great harmonies. The band is fronted by Sherry Austin on rhythm guitar and vocals, Sharon Allen on vocals and guitar, Tracy Parker on bass and vocals, Jim Norris on percussion, and Santa Cruz legend Patti Maxine on lap steel and dobro. Their music ranges from sweet love songs to gritty, rockin’ songs about cars, trains, and love gone wrong. They sing with authority and passion, and their distinctive blend of folk, country and rock is filled with warmth and conviction.
The band performs original songs written by Sherry and Sharon, as well as much-loved covers by Americana artists such as Kate Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith. The blend of harmonies between the four women is exquisite.


Listen to

Holding Hearts

Sharon Allen’s original, poignant tune about friends.

Listen to
I Wish It Would Rain

Tracy Parker delivers a powerful cover of Nanci Griffith’s song.

Listen to
Freight Train

Sherry Austin sings this fun Fred Eaglesmith tune with Patti Maxine’s amazing steel-blazing talent.


Available now!

Now available — the first recording by Henhouse. Get yours now at CD Baby!

Sherry’s CDs

Buy Sherry’s three solo CDs on cdbaby

Sharon’s CDs

Buy Sharon’s solo CD on cdbaby



Patti Maxine  

Date City Venue Country
02/22/17 Patti Maxine in Santa Cruz Rio Theatre United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 1205 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062. We’re so pleased to celebrate Patti’s many contributions to the arts community in Santa Cruz at the Gail Rich Awards. We’re just busting with pride :)

Sherry Austin  

Date City Venue Country
01/27/17 Sherry Austin in Berkeley Freight and Salvage United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $30-42. Box office: (510) 644-2020. Venue phone: (510) 644-2020. Kate Wolf’s family is organizing a concert in memory of the late California folk singer/songwriter on her 75th birthday. The concert will benefit Camp Winnarainbow, Wavy Gravy’s circus and performing arts camp for economically disadvantaged youth. Performers include Nina Gerber, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Chris Webster, Cache Valley Drifters, Don Coffin, & Hugh Shacklett. Buy tickets

Sherry Austin with Henhouse  

Date City Venue Country
01/24/17 Sherry Austin with Henhouse in Davenport, CA Davenport Roadhouse United States
Time: 6:00pm. Come join the fun for Taco Tuesday at the Roadhouse. We play from 6-9PM the second and fourth Tuesday each month.
02/04/17 Sherry Austin with Henhouse in Fremont Mission Coffee Roasting United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15. Box office: 510 651-9406. Address: 151 Washington Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539. Venue phone: 510-623-6920. We’re thrilled to be asked back to the Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee in Fremont. Reserve tickets now! 510.651.9406 or wwwebrask@yahoo.com Mission Coffee is so much more than coffee.. It’s a lovely intimate setting at the edge of the foothills. Check out their menu: http://fremontcoffee.com/menu/ Buy tickets
02/14/17 Sherry Austin with Henhouse in Santa Cruz Rio Theatre United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $26-40. Box office: 831 479-9421. Address: 1205 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062. This is going to be a fabulous Valentine’s night of some really great music. Proud to share Valentine’s day with rootsy locals, Sugar By the Pound and humorous and witty songwriter, John Craigie. Buy tickets
02/28/17 Sherry Austin with Henhouse in Davenport, CA Davenport Roadhouse United States
Time: 6:00pm. Come on out the the Roadhouse for taco Tuesday. We play 6-9PM and always have a few surprises.

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“Henhouse is an exceptional band. Sherry Austin’s lovely, sensual voice, and best of all well-written and well-chosen, relevant material!”

– Sleepy John Sandidge

“These gals don’t cluck around! They lay it all out for you and it’s more like a powerhouse than a henhouse. Quite a coup (coop) for Fiddling Cricket to be able to book them!”

– Dick Brundle

“I enjoyed Sherry Austin with Henhouse from the first note on. Her beautiful voice and well-crafted songs with the superb harmonies of Henhouse made me stand up and shout! And so did the audience. The level of musicianship in this band is outstanding. I can’t wait to have them back again.”

– Kiki Wow, Plaza Linda

“The rooster may crow but Sherry Austin and Henhouse deliver the goods with power, passion and drive. Their polished vocals and expert instrumentals take the audience for an unforgettable, supercharged ride down the backroads of folk and country.”

– Marky Stark, Canyon Acoustic Society


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