LIVE: Sheesham & Lotus/Jan Bell & the Maybelles @ Caffe Lena, 1/20/12

February 6th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Sara
Sheesham and Lotus (photo by Joseph Deuel)

Sheesham and Lotus (photo by Joseph Deuel)

Review and photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Additional photograph by Joe Deuel

One of the problems facing a broad range of non-commercial musical styles today is attracting younger audiences. The other side of that problem is finding younger musicians playing in those styles of music.

When the average person thinks of folk music, it’s likely that a very small group of 1960s and ’70s icons come to mind. Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Don McLean, Carol King and James Taylor would be at the top of that list. It’s interesting to note that all of them crossed over to the commercial side of the musical coin, and because of that they are still being heard on “classic” radio today.

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