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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Here's the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup, Or Most of It

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 1:35 PM

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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 changes, but from this list, the lineup for HSB 2012 looks pretty solid. The big names piquing our interest this year are Patty Smith, Les Claypool, Todd Snider, Son Volt, Heartless Bastards, Elvis Costello, and Chuck Prophet (here's hoping Prophet gets his stolen guitar back before then). Check out the full list -- or at least most of it -- after the jump.

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

The Wandering

Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue

Patty Griffin

Les Claypool

Little Green Cars

Sara Watkins

The Time Jumpers

Todd Snider

The Go to Hell Man Clan

Nick Lowe

The Soul Rebels

Patti Smith

Tiny Television

The Lumineers

Robert Earl Keen

The Milk Carton Kids

Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys

Heartless Bastards

Son Volt

The Del McCoury Band

Jerry Douglas

Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)

O'Brien Party of 7

Giant Giant Sand

Rubblebucket

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

Hardly Strictly runs this Oct. 5-7 in Golden Gate Park, and is, of course, totally free. This will be the first edition of the festival after the passing of founder and philanthropist Warren Hellman last December. Given that, we'd definitely expect a few more surprises both prior to and during the fest.

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