Country-folk legend and preeminent beard spokesman Steve Earle has a new album, The Low Highway, out now. Local fans may know that there's a song on the new album called "Warren Hellman's Banjo" -- a backwoodsy tribute to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival founder Warren Hellman.
Earle is in San Francisco today, for an appearance on KFOG and a set this evening at Amoeba. But before then, he's playing a free show in honor of the late billionaire and banjo player who is subject of that song at the museum dedicated to his memory.
Yes, today, at 3:30 p.m., Earle will perform a brief, free set at the Warren Hellman museum, which is in an alley behind Slim's at 1479A Folsom St. (Read our recent story on the museum here.)
The show is open to the public, and the cozy environs should make for a one-of-a-kind performance. Earle will perform four or five songs, and you can guess one of them for sure.