The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112545 Message #2383072
Posted By: Joe Offer
07-Jul-08 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: What counts as young?
Subject: RE: What counts as young?
30 is young for a folk musician - and many under-30 folkies seem to prefer singer-songwriter stuff that is distasteful to us older "traditionalists." So, there's a dichotomy, and the word "folk" is stretched to include two radically different sorts of music. But I think the dichotomy has more to do with the type of music, rather than the age of the performer. I like Eliza's "traditional" recordings very much - but I'm not so keen on her "young" stuff.
On the other hand, 30 is pretty old for a popular music performer, as I keep reminding my 35-yr-old punk rocker son.