"San Francisco’s annual folk freakout Hardly Strictly Bluegrass returns Friday with three days of free music that typically draws more than half a million people to Golden Gate Park.
Confirmed Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Performers:
Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
The Time Jumpers (featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Dawn Sears and Ranger Doug Green)
Malawi Mouse Boys
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Dave Rawlings Machine
Holler Down The Hollow: A Hardly Strictly Salute To The Masters (Dickens, Hellman, Reed, Seeger, Scruggs, Watson & Winchester)
The High Bar Gang
Peter Rowan’s Twang An’ Groove
Alison Brown Quintet
Hot Rize Featuring Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers
Deltron 3030 with The 3030 Orchestra
Rose’s Pawn Shop
Tweedy (visit Wilco’s FB page for details!)
Yo La Tengo
Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Stream all 3 days from last year's event here:http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2013/webcast/http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2012/stream.shtml
F. Warren Hellman, Beloved Father, Husband, Brother; Private Equity Pioneer; Founder of San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
(July 25, 1934 - December 18, 2011)
"What does move me is the philanthropic stuff," he told Forbes magazine in 2006. "Giving really does move me. Part of it is selfish. It's fun to be appreciated. But the other part is that good things really are growing."
He called the bluegrass festival a "selfish gift," one that he, the musicians and the community could all enjoy.
"How could you have more fun than that? What the hell is money for if it isn't for something like that?"