It would be interesting and educational to know what other types and styles of music the members here played before they started with this kind of music. And what (if any) other kinds of music do you continue to play?
I realize that the poll and categories I listed are limited and arbitrary, and no one likes categorizing music. But I've tried to cover as many of the bases as I can.
For the record, I played acoustic blues/ ragtime and old-timey guitar and banjo before is started this nonsense...
Now that's about all I play, except for an occasional gig with a violinist doing Jewish music and old waltzes.
To expand a bit,
In the 70's, when I started playing, it was mainly 60's British rock (Beatles, Stones and The Who). Later, I got into instrumental stuff, mainly finger style and then into Acoustic Blues and Gospel (Hot Tuna and Gary Davis stuff) which I still play along with the GJ I have been learning over the past few years.
I do know one Richard Thompson number (1952 Vincent Black Lightning) although I have not played it in a couple of years!
That's a fantastic song! I had a folk music radio show when I was in college and I used to play that one all the time.