I never picked up the guitar or tried singing until age 41. At age 47 I attended the 91.9 Summer Acoustic Music Week, which was held on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor.
By the student concert on Friday I had put together an all star band with Guy Davis on harp, Robert Jones on steel guitar, Kim Scanlon on backup vocals and me on my guild and doing lead vocals. In response to a couple of folk nazis we did a bluesy version of Honky Tonk Woman. It brought the house down. Although there were three more acts befoe the break, none wanted to follow us so they moved the break up.
What was interesting was that the "if it ain't folk, it ain't music" contingent were singing alog on the chorus with everyone else.