As a product of the 80’s, raised by children of the 60’s, those decades of music take me back to my youth.
My favorite has always been alternative of all eras. Protest music of the 60s, Punk in the 70’s and 80’s. Grunge in the 90’s and good ol American Folk of all ages.
My go to bands are Cake (seen them too many times to count), Primus (Les Claypool is the best bassist nobody’s heard of), Mumford & Sons, King of Leon.
Right now really digging Beth Ditto, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Muse, Avett Brothers, and Belle Brigade.
Edit: since the Dublin Irish festival is near where I live, we can’t leave out Cbus’ Flogging Molly and their arch enemies Dropkick Murphys. You MA guys will take solace in the Dropkicks are better IMHO. Both great though.