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Friday, August 3, 2012

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Lineup: Here's What We Know So Far

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM

click to enlarge The Sunday crowd at Hardly Strictly
  • The Sunday crowd at Hardly Strictly

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 HSB website -- we've got a solid chunk of the Hardly Strictly 2012 lineup to check out.

Spoiler alert: If you want to guess who's playing by listening to the music, listen to the audio samples. Below is a list of the the artists we now know are playing Hardly Strictly 2012:

The Del McCoury Band

Jerry Douglas

Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)

O'Brien Party of 7

Giant Giant Sand


Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Dirty Three

Red Baraat

The Head and The Heart

Buddy Miller

Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands

Elvis Costello Solo

Glen Hansard

Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

Lloyd Cole

Peter Rowan

Dwight Yoakam

Looks good to us -- we're excited for Lloyd Cole, Rubblebucket, and Chuck Prophet especially. Remember: there are still two more song medleys to go, and who knows how many more artists to be added to the lineup. Hardly Strictly 2012 runs this Oct. 5-7 in Golden Gate Park, and is, of course, totally free.

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