Finalists in the 2016 Great American Song Contest, Ask Your Folks is one of the most promising new acoustic groups in Chicago. The trio’s progressive original music draws on old-time, bluegrass, and folk elements to create a style hailed as “unlike anything you’ve heard before.”

Forming in 2013 while studying at the DePaul University School of Music, Libby Weitnauer, Owen Burton, and Eli Broxham were united in their desire to write original music. Comprised of fiddle, guitar, bass, and harmony singing, their evolution as songwriters has been an exploration of the possibilities of this ensemble. Each band member shares equal responsibility in playing melody, backup, and improvising, resulting in a dynamic sound which balances heavily orchestrated arrangements with elements of improvisation.

Ask Your Folks has captivated audiences across the US with their high variety performances. The eclectic production supplements original music with traditional favorites, drawing audiences of a diversity of tastes. Whether it’s an intimate living room show, a listening room, or an event at a large venue, Ask Your Folks maintains thoughtfulness at the core of its compositions and musicality at the heart of its performances.

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Notable Performances:

City Winery Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center's Chamber Mondays

Acoustic Renaissance


Sounds of the South Loop

WDVX Knoxville's Blue Plate Special

WDCB DuPage's Folk Festival

Norris Cultural Arts Center's Summer Concert Series

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