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.
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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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