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 >>
This year will be the first Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival missing the presence of Warren Hellman, the late billionaire investment banker and banjo aficionado who founded it. Hellman passed away of complications from leukemia last December, at the age of 77.
Back in 2010, just prior to Hardly ... More >>
It's going to be the West Coast home of New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as well as a new, mid-sized live music venue and restaurant in the center of the Mission. And it's called Preservation Hall West at The Chapel or, when the jazz band isn't in residence, simply the Chapel.
The long-in ... More >>
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is the music festival that just won't stop growing. We've posted pieces of the lineup as they've become public -- and thought we'd seen most of it -- but it turns out there have been even more artists added. This week, though, organizers promise that they've finally release ... More >>
The folks over at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass are such teases! They've been leaking the lineup for this year's free festival one song medley at a time since late July. And now, it looks like we've got the full lineup -- or at least most of it -- revealed. There are often late adds and sometimes change ... More >>
As we reminded you last week, the organizers of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass are once again unveiling the festival lineup as a kind of quiz, by posting medleys of this year's performers online and letting fans take a guess. With two sets of song clips out now -- and the official answers posted on the H ... More >>
Old Crow Medicine Show at the Warren Hellman public celebration.
Warren Hellman Public Celebration
February 19, 2012
Better than: Watching the live stream at home on your laptop.
Some of the nation's top roots musicians gathered together yesterday with Bay Area music fans to cel ... More >>
Some weeks ago, we told you about a concert planned to honor the memory of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder Warren Hellman, who passed away in December. The show will feature performances by Emmylou Harris, Robert Earl Keen, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, and others. And now, a location for the event ... More >>
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder Warren Hellman passed away at the end of last year, but the sprawling free music festival he started will continue. And on Feb. 19, Hellman's family and the festival's organizers will hold a sort of mini-Hardly Strictly as a tribute to Hellman. The bill -- which we' ... More >>
Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson
October 1, 2011
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Better than: Seeing Neil Young after he released Greendale, that's for sure.
A man dressed in an official Hardly Strictly shirt walks out to say that the biggest set of the day will ... 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 >>