The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161108   Message #3826218
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
13-Dec-16 - 09:51 AM
Thread Name: Young Folkies - Where are you?
Subject: RE: Young Folkies - Where are you?
Guest DTM - this is the kind of thing I'm talking about. You list Karine Polwart in your list of 'new generation' folkies. Now, by no means is Karine old - she's maybe in her early forties - but I'd guess that she's been a professional musician for about 20 years now - and a very successful one at that. Yet still she gets referred to as if she's some sort of newcomer! It just seems like, for whatever reasons, it takes a very, very, very long time for 'young' musicians to lose that tag in the trad/folk scene.