Sherry Austin with Henhouse

Country Western

THESE LADIES ARE INCREDIBLE! Oh I’m so excited that they are returning - I got such a kick out of them when they performed here before. Be sure to tell your friends about this show: Henhouse is “Clucking good music" - With three 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, and Santa Cruz legend, Patti Maxine on lap steel and dobro. Their music covers the range from sweet love songs to gritty, rockin’ songs about cars, trains, and love gone wrong. They sing with authority and passion, their distinctive blend of folk, country and rock, is filled with warmth and conviction.

The band performs original songs written by Sherry and Sharon Allen, as well as much loved covers by Americana artists, such as Kate Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith.

Sharon Allen loves to sing. And people love to hear her song. She possesses a beautiful, unaffected voice that is gentle and sweet on the ear. Well-known for her years as a blues singer with the Firebirds, Sharon shows equal passion and mastery of Americana songs that fill her solo album, Along the Way.

Bass player, Tracy Parker, is often called the KD Lang of Santa Cruz for her amazing vocal range. Her voice is well suited for the Country standards and torch songs that leaves audiences begging for more.

Lap steel virtuoso Patti Maxine is one of the hardest working musicians in Santa Cruz. A session player in constant demand, Patti plays most nights of the week. A musical Swiss army knife, Patti handles a wide variety of styles with ease, sliding gracefully form Hawaiian to swing, from R&B and rock, from blues to jazz and back again.

A musical neophyte compared to the rest of the group, Sherry’s been making up for lost time. Putting out three albums in the past ten years, and currently working on her fourth, her music has received regular airplay from KPIG and many other stations worldwide. The Sherry Austin Band has played everything from big festivals to intimate house concerts. The recently started Henhouse group, looks forward to pleasing audiences around the Monterey Bay Area and beyond.