Went through the list of musical performers and decided it is time for this old man to try to get up to date. A couple of weeks ago I sent grandson #1 an email asking him to share his musical tastes with me so I could ty to identify with him at least musically. This must be prefaced by stating, in my history, there were bands/performers I wouldn't listen to because they played a new generation of sounds and lyrics. I was always old school c&w with performers like Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Snow, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Sr., and in the pop genre, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, June Christy, Julie London, Doris Day. As you can see, my musical tastes were very puritan. NOW, since grandson #1 sent me his lengthy list of performers with gritty names and many of those I would have blocked out earlier in life but now I listen and hear messages for the younger generation and some of the strife and issues they are dealing with told in a song. It is an eye opener and while I have no regrets for not listening to them earlier in life, I am enjoying them now.
My musical tastes run to every venue there is, including rap, with the caveat of some lyrics are too descriptive and vulgar by my standards. Being an old fart can have some drawbacks. But music through the ages is a wonderful tool. It can elevate passions that would lead a man to war or to death and in-between, in love.
I like light classical, Broadway Show tunes, Oliver, My Fair Lady and The Music Man are favorites.
I spend an hour or two every evening after my Bride goes to bed sitting in my recliner and listening to artists my grandson sends me and sometimes I simply surf Spotify for new singers and different arrangements of a particularly special piece.
I'll check out some of the artists mentioned on your list. Heck, I might even find a few I like!