Greensky Bluegrass with Sam Bush
Friday, March 15, 2013
Better than: Knocking around a hacky sack in Golden Gate Park.
Greensky Bluegrass is one of the nation's leading newgrass bands. What's that mean? Essentially, they bring world-class musicianship to old-school hippie-rock jams. T ... More >>
It's Red Baraat with the Saturday morning dance party
This Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival definitely felt more hardly than strictly. Red Baraat kicked off the party on Saturday morning, and it didn't matter that they were a full-throttle, self-proclaimed "pluralism"-proselytizing funk band, rath ... More >>
Earl Scruggs, the North Carolina-born banjo legend who was a regular at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, died at a Nashville hospital this morning, according to news reports. He was 88.
Known as part of a seminal duo with guitarist and mandolin player Lester Flatt (who died ... More >>
Jay BlakesbergWarren Hellman at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Warren Hellman, the billionaire banjo-picker and eccentric who founded the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, lost his battle with leukemia on Sunday. He was 77.
Hellman was a successful investment banker a beloved philant ... More >>
Justin Townes Earle
Zakir Hussein, Bela Fleck, and Edgar Meyer
Devil Makes Three
The Swanson Family Band
October 2, 2010
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Better than: Smuggling vodka into Outside Lands.
"This is so much better than Outside Lands!" a girl squealed Sunday after exiting a line of por ... More >>
Broken Social Scene is one of more than 90 acts playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this year.
The lineup for this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is out, and good luck figuring out whom to call the "headliner." For the festival's 11th year, organizers have put together another insane ... More >>
The Wronglers, with Warren Hellman on banjo.Perhaps it's unfortunate for Warren Hellman, the wealthy San Franciscan who puts on the free, three-day Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival in Golden Gate Park every year, that the words "billionaire" and "banjo" begin with the same big, beautiful ... More >>
The lineup for this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival -- the free, three-day mega-bash that brings great artists of all sorts to Golden Gate Park -- hasn't yet been announced. Rumors have been swooshing through the tubes about this year's bill, with no official confirmation. But we heard ... More >>
Steve Martin is a wild and crazy guy...who happens to dig bluegrass. The above video is from a performance he had last September with The Steep Canyon Rangers in that band's home state of North Carolina, with the white-haired comedian plucking away on the banjo. Martin will bring these boys and the ... More >>