Inspired by round-robin nights held regularly in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York, Flint native, San Francisco transplant and Chicago-based singer-songwriter Larry O. Dean started Folk You! in December 2001. Weary of standard acoustic open mikes and showcases, Dean wanted something more intimate and at the same time, more varied. Held the third Friday of every month, Folk You! presents a trio of performers taking the stage simultaneously with naught but their guitars (sometimes pianos) and songs. Interaction is encouraged but there is no script; performers may play and let the songs speak for themselves, talk about how they came to write them, or wing it. Anything goes.
Details, other performers to follow.