October 3, 2008

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 8

It's that time of year again. This is the weekend for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 8, a FREE three day show in Golden Gate Park (note to Outside Lands Festival Promoters - - You should take a lesson from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and make your shows free too!!). Below are a few must see artists...I'll be lurking on Sunday for sure. Can't wait to see Elvis Costello and Gogol Bordello. Highlights this year include MC Hammer, Robert Plant, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Nick Lowe, Global Drum w/ Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Scaggs, T-Bone Burnett, Pegi Young and countless others. To see entire lineup and schedule click here.

Moss recommends the following this year:
Fri Oct 3 (10:30am - Noon & 2:30pm - 6:45pm)

Star Stage
11:30am MC Hammer
Banjo Stage
3:35pm The Jerry Douglas Band
5:15pm Robert Plant and Alison Krauss featuring T Bone Burnett

Sat Oct 4 (10:45am - 7:15pm)

Banjo Stage
11:00am Jimmie Dale Gilmore
12:55pm Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
2:05pm Three Girls & Their Buddy (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin & Buddy Miller)
4:40pm Odetta
6:00pm Steve Earle & The Bluegrass Dukes
Star Stage
11:30pm Richard Thompson
5:40pm Global Drum Project featuring Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussain
Rooster Stage
12:20pm Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson
1:30pm The Jayhawks: Mark Olson & Gary Louris
2:45pm Nick Lowe
4:05pm Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women (Christy McWilson, Amy Farris, Laurie Lewis, Sarah Brown, Lisa Pankratz, Nina Gerber, Cindy Cashdollar)
5:45pm Robert Earl Keen
Arrow Stage
3:45pm Jerry Jeff Walker
5:20pm Asleep At The Wheel

Sun Oct 5 (11am - 7pm)

Banjo Stage
12:20pm Hazel Dickens
1:45pm Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
2:55pm Earl Scruggs
4:15pm Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
5:45pm Emmylou Harris
Star Stage
1pm Ben Kweller
2:30pm Elvis Costello's High Whines & Spirits
4:15pm Gogol Bordello
Rooster Stage
4:40pm Loudon Wainwright III
1:05pm Alison Brown Quartet with Joe Craven
4:30pm Pegi Young

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