These guys sure can't take a hint. A hootenanny in the woods brings about a reaction which will have you howling right along with the audience.

Having an audience howling at you is a performer's worst nightmare. In this case, though, it is the desired and expected reaction.

These two gentlemen bring about a reaction, one of approval it would seem, by the residents of the wolf sanctuary. What exactly is a wolf sanctuary? Put simply -

To improve the quality of life for wolves and wolf dogs through: Rescue - Save captive-born wolves and wolf dogs who need sanctuary placement in order to survive. Sanctuary - Proved a life-long home at W.O.L.F. in a natural habitat that takes into account each individual's physical, medical, and emotional needs. Education - Provide the general public with education about the plight of wolves and wolf dogs (both captive-born and wild) to help foster a greater understanding of them and their value. - W.O.L.F.'s mission statement

These wolves are located at the W.O.L.F. Sanctuary just northwest of Fort Collins.

Why do the wolves howl when they hear the music? According to The Nest, a wolf might howl to music because they believe, mistakenly, they hear another animal in the distance calling to them. The howling is an attempt at acknowledging the communication by answering back loudly.

Obviously, this is in no way a criticism of the musicians' performance. They are actually quite good. If music is communication, then this is a living example of its universal appeal.