That Azizi was exactly what I was gettin' at.
Besides what goes on in our small musical communities, that Baez image, and Pop 'soon-to-be-icons' like Britney Spears, this is what is known in the U.S. I'll admit it seems big here on the Cat.
The last real flowering of 'Folk Music' was in the Sixties ("coffeehouses with lines around the block").
The last time people paid any attention to Blues was in the '90s with guitar driven music like Stevie Ray and Jonny Lang, which given the talent of both, is NOT what the Blues is about anyway.
There are various 'grassers' still playing and keeping it visible, like Ricky Skaggs and Union Station, but if you ask most fans of it today who Ralph Stanley was, they'd ask "Who?"