Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2010 – Lineup announced!
The good folks at HSB have finally listed the lineup for this year’s FREE festival happening October 1-3 in San Francisco’s spectacular Golden Gate Park. As usual, the festival’s cherished elders and traditional headliners will be there. But as in years past, they have booked far ranging artists to challenge, stimulate and entertain even those who have no interest in bluegrass/old time roots music.
All of this incredible largesse is credited to one amazing individual, the “Mayor of Speedway Meadows”,
Photo: Lea Suzuki / The San Francisco Chronicle
He decided a decade ago he wanted to put on a free concert featuring Hazel Dickens. From those humble ambitions arose a festival, now world famous, that many consider one of the finest music events anywhere. Last years lineup stretched from the classic high lonesome of the Del McCoury Band to the blistering afro funk of the “Blind Couple from Bamako” Amadou and Mariam.
A typical uptight inhibited HSB crowd shot
Photo: Brant Ward / The San Francisco Chronicle
The lineup as of 8/5/10 – Even more plus daily schedule soon to be announced
Patti Smith, Robert Earl Keen, Fountains of Wayne, Peter Himmelman, Yonder Mountain String Band, Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Felice Brothers, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Wronglers, Doc Watson & David Holt, Kinky Friedman, The Ebony Hillbillies, Skip Gorman, Buddy Miller, Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Lucero, The Magnolia Sisters, Carolyn Wonderland, Anderson Family Bluegrass, the subdudes, Nick Lowe, Moonalice, Earl Scruggs, Blue Highway, David Olney & Sergio Webb, Martin Sexton, Randy Newman, The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Patty Griffin, The Band of Heathens, The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, Citigrass, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jenny & Johnny featuring Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice, Jonathan Richman, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women, The Avett Brothers, Kelly Willis, Wendy Bird, Railroad Earth, Richard Thompson, Umphrey’s McGee, Gillian Welch, David Grisman Quintet, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Holly Golighty and the Brokeoffs, Keller & the Keels, Hot Tuna Electric, Indigo Girls, Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang, Joan Baez, Hazel Dickens, Mondo Cane, Jon Langford, Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Evie Ladin, Rosanne Cash, T Bone Burnett and Friends, Jackie Greene, The Del McCoury Band, Justin Townes Earle, Nathaniel Rateliff, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, James McMurtry