In every community, there are devoted people behind the scenes helping to make
the folk music scene vibrant, thriving by keeping the wheels rolling. Whether
it's a longtime volunteer at a folk club or house concert series, a festival or
venue director, a local folk radio host, or a writer who reviews CDs or concerts
- one common thread is that these people love the music. They are passionate
about serving artists and fans and making sure the folk scene in their community
is strong and active.
We chose the name Folk Spokes from listener submissions for Folk Alley's new
feature because spokes support wheels while connecting an unbroken circle
of the best of musical traditions. Folk Spokes is an opportunity for you
to nominate the unsung individuals (or spokes) in your community and to give
them a well-deserved moment in the spotlight.
Dan Henkel is the founder of the Indy Folk Series in Indianapolis, Indiana. He brings talented folk musicians from all over the country to Indianapolis. The concerts are performed in a Unitarian church, in a coffee-house setting. Once a year, the Series features an Open-Mike Night, with the proceeds going to a local charity. Dan has done a lot to foster live folk music in the Indianapolis area!" ~ Annette Gross, Indiana
Indy Folk Series
Nominated By: Annette Gross