A friend of mine asked me yesterday, "who's your audience?" I was kind of taken aback. Wasn't it obvious? "All those people you see at our shows," was my response. "All ten of them?" was her comeback. I admitted that she had a point! I know that they amount to more than ten, but at the same time, I don't know who "they" really are.
We started talking about Roots/Americana in general, and the half-serious-best I could do was: (a) really mellow college kids; (b) baby boomers who have worn out their Neil Young LPs; and (c) city folks (like us) who want to get out into nature more. On the flip side, I know that teenagers -- both male and female -- are mostly not interested. I got nothin' on Carly Rae so far as they're concerned -- believe me! But really? That's the best I could do on "genre demographics"? I've been doing this a while ... I should know!
Maybe I'm asking a question to which the answer is perfectly well known. If so, let's make this a short thread! If not, I'd love to know "who's the audience?" if such a question can be answered.
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51 years old, from rural Northern Florida, raised on country with serious flirtations into punk, bluegrass, blues, Heartland Rock and singer-songwriter.