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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 12

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 11:00a to 7:00p
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA

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We announced confirmed acts for this year's festival through a series of music medleys each week. As you all guessed them correctly, we posted their names and photos in the scroller above, as well as a text list below. Thanks for all of the gusses - we look forard to seeing you in the park in October!

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Performers at this Event
Jerry Douglas
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Jerry Douglas is widely renowned as perhaps the finest Dobro player in contemporary acoustic music. His main foundation is bluegrass, but Douglas is an eclectic whose tastes run toward jazz, blues, folk, and straight-ahead country as well, and he's equally capable of appealing to bluegrass aficionados or new agers with a taste for instrumental roots music....
Elvis Costello
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An influential figure in new wave rock, Elvis Costello also occasionally appeared in a few feature films such as Alan Cox's bizarre Straight to Hell . Costello has also appeared in concert in documentary films....
Todd Snider
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Singer/songwriter Todd Snider first garnered attention for his timely alt-rock satire "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues," a folk-rock song that struck a chord with younger people fed up with angry alternative rock bands, and at the same time, appealed to aging rockers who grew up with the folk revival of the 1960s....
Les Claypool
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The most original rock bassist to come along in the '90s was unquestionably Primus' Les Claypool. With his oddball sense of humor and funky playing, Claypool took his varied musical influences and created an invigorating and completely inventive style....
Patty Griffin
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The youngest of seven children, Patty Griffin grew up hearing her mother sing while doing housework and her grandmother's family sing on the front porch at night. In addition to listening intently to the Beatles, Griffin was fascinated by the music of Bruce Springsteen and Rickie Lee Jones....
Nick Lowe
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As the leader of the seminal pub rockers Brinsley Schwarz, a producer, and a solo artist, Nick Lowe held considerable influence over the development of punk rock. With the Brinsleys, Lowe began a back-to-basics movement that flowered into punk rock in the late '70s....
Patti Smith
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Punk rock's poet laureate, Patti Smith ranks among the most influential female rock & rollers of all time. Ambitious, unconventional, and challenging, Smith's music was hailed as the most exciting fusion of rock and poetry since Bob Dylan's heyday....
Dirty Three
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Melancholy instrumental trio Dirty Three formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1992, led by classically trained violinist Warren Ellis, who began writing and performing music for art openings and plays and also tenured in the groups Blackeyed Susans, Paranoid, and the Nursing Mothers....
Steve Earle and the Dukes
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Steve Earle & The Dukes includes band member 'Steve Earle'. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others....
Patterson Hood
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Drive-By Truckers leader's solo work tends towards the darker meandering end of the alt.country spectrum. ~ Rovi
Sara Watkins
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Fiddle player and singer/songwriter Sara Watkins was born on June 8, 1981, in Santa Monica, CA, and first began performing professionally in 1989 in an early version of the group that became Nickel Creek....
The Time Jumpers
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Tap any member of The Time Jumpers on the shoulder and the face that turns to greet you will be that of one who’s made major contributions to the richness and vigor of country music.The Time Jumpers was established in Nashville in 1998 by an assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians who wanted to spend some spare time drinking beer and jamming with their sonically gifted buddies....
Heartless Bastards
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Anchored by the powerful vocals and incisive songwriting of Erika Wennerstrom, the Heartless Bastards are a roots rock band whose tough, emotionally resonant music incorporates elements of blues, hard rock, garage punk and country as filtered through tales of a hardscrabble life lived in the American Midwest....
Soul Rebels Brass Band
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The New Orleans group the Soul Rebels, which combines elements of hip-hop with a traditional brass band sound, was formed by former drum majors from the marching bands of Southern, Grambling, and Texas Southern University....
Robert Earl Keen
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Robert Earl Keen Ready For Confetti As singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen has built a reputation as one of the nation’s finest musical storytellers, he has been guided by several self-imposed rules and traditions that are often the antithesis of music industry standards....
Rubblebucket
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Led by the musical couple of front woman Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket has spent the last four years building a reputation as a band that blurs the lines between psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance, and radiant, left-field arrangements....
Red Baraat
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Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat is the first and only dhol ‘n’ brass band of its kind in the States, melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk and expressing the human spirit through improvisation and a powerful live sound....
Tiny Television
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Jeremy D’Antonio and his band members deliver solid, honest to goodness country-rock and original americana. A tireless troubadour and brave balladeer, D’Antonio is an inheritor of Guthrie, Seeger and Cash....
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
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After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549....
The Head And The Heart
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Formed in Seattle by a group of northwestern transplants, the Head and the Heart is an indie folk band whose influences include Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque pop. The lineup came together in 2009, when songwriters Jonathan Russell and Josiah Johnson met at an open mic event at Seattle's Conor Byrne Pub....
The Lumineers
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Twenty years ago, Wesley Schultz saw the future. Back then, growing up in the New York City suburb of Ramsey, New Jersey, Wesley spent his days drawing side by side with his best friend, Josh Fraites....
The Del McCoury Band
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Singer/guitarist Del McCoury has managed to take an old-school approach to bluegrass and give it a vitality and contemporary relevance few of his peers can match. He got his start playing with Bill Monroe in the early '60s, but by the end of the decade he began leading his own band....
Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys
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When Amanda Shaw takes the stage, the petite fiddler commands the attention of the audience with a poignant and rhythmic sound that only a Louisiana prodigy could deliver. At the transitional age of 19, Amanda Shaw is a powerful performer, composer, and arranger who has been touring nationally and internationally since she was eight years old....
Location & Nearby Info
Golden Gate Park
9th Avenue and Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 831-2700
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