In every genre of music, there are artists or bands that comes along and redefine its spirit and attitude. The Devil Makes Three helped do that with Americana and roots music, emerging from Santa Cruz with bluegrass that is often fast, hard and they and not afraid to explore the dark side of humanity.
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.
The complete lineup is out for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, October 4-6 in Golden Gate Park, with local roots rocker Chris Isaak, Los Lobos celebrating their 40 year anniversary and gypsy punk artist Gogol Bordello among the headliners.
Organizers for this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival are once again announcing the lineup of confirmed artists through a series of music medleys, the first of which was released over the weekend.
Denver-folk rock band The Lumineers announced they will return to San Francisco on September 25 to perform at America’s Cup Pavilion.
Warren Hellman is pickin’ away in the afterlife, but the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival he founded 12 years ago is still going strong with the first edition since he passed away last year.
To celebrate the life of Warren Hellman, philanthropist and founder of the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, there will be a free public concert Sunday, February 19 at Ocean Beach.
San Francisco park officials are planning a concert to celebrate the life of philanthropist Warren Hellman, who passed away last month.
Warren Hellman, the San Francisco philanthropist who brought Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Golden Gate Park and donated millions to local organizations, succumbed to leukemia Sunday.
Hundreds of thousands of music fans showed up for the 11th edition of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to hear everything from traditional Americana to experimental guitar rock.