Dan Andree to depart Henhouse Prowlers

Dan Andree - photo by Eric FrahmChicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have announced an upcoming personnel change.

Fiddler Dan Andree will be leaving the band at the end of the year. His final shows will be during the band’s year-end stint at Martyrs in Chicago, December 30-January 1.

The band will fill his spot with reso-guitarist Todd Livingston who has been touring with the Prowlers this past few months. He joins Ben Wright on banjo, Jon Goldfine on bass, and Aaron Dorfman on guitar.

As he announced his exit, Dan shared these words…

“After a life-altering 4 year tenure with the Henhouse Prowlers, I have made the decision to move on from the band. My time with the Prowlers has taken us to Russia, 5 countries in Europe, 10 countries in Africa, and all over the United States. I will forever be transformed and deeply moved by these experiences and eternally grateful for those who put me here.”

Livingston has been working in bluegrass for some time, and is a Michigan native now living in Chicago. He expressed these sentiments about joining the band…

Todd Livingston“I’ve made my living the last 10 years playing as a side musician. I’ve played all sorts of gigs within many different musical styles, but always using the dobro as my creative voice. I had been aware of the Prowlers for some time and was a fan of their playing, singing and writing. Upon Ben reaching out to me, I had this feeling in my gut that it was time to be part of something bigger and in more of a ‘team’ type role. I can’t begin to express the excitement I have about joining the Henhouse team! Hopefully my excitement will show in my playing!”

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