The really short version.
The slightly less short version.
Tari is in her 30s, writes bluesy folk-rock, and plays around Chicago in between other things. Some of those other things include various kinds of activism, spiritual work, and a day job.
The longer version.
Tari Follett is a classically trained vocalist, a self-taught guitarist, and a natural songwriter. She was born in rural Florida, grew up in rural Michigan, rural Iowa, rural Nebraska, and rural Wyoming....and bolted for the city practically the moment she turned eighteen. Hopping around from a brief stint in Pittsburgh to a few years in Atlanta, she finally settled in Chicago on St. Patrick's Day in 2001. In the intervening years, she's played both alone and with various other players in venues like Gunther Murphy's, Heartland Cafe, Subterranean, The Note, HotHouse, and the Beat Kitchen. She's played for fancy underground supper clubs, empty cafes on the South Side, fundraisers and benefits, and just about everything in between. Once she even got to write a song with Shakespeare (okay, not exactly with)!
When not writing music or dazzling audiences with her traffic-stopping voice, Tari practices Reclaiming, yoga, and Qi Gong; works on growing her own food and reducing her environmental impact; rages against the machine in various ways; and spends days pushing paper for a top reinsurance brokerage.