Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Jeff Tweedy headlines the Rooster Stage on Saturday, Oct. 6 at HSB 18. (Courtesy Whitten Sabbatini)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 headliners

IF YOU GO Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 18 When: Noon to 7 p.m.…

 

Emmylou Harris, pictured at “Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight,” a new exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, again headlines the 18th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Sunday. (Courtesy Jason Kempin/Getty Images/ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Mountains of music at 18th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Even though the 2018 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup is missing some favorite…

 

Patty Griffin plays a solo set at 4:10 p.m. Saturday on the Swan Stage and with high-profile Lampedusa tour cohorts at 2:45 p.m. Sunday on the Rooster Stage.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017 headliners

IF YOU GO Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 17 When: Noon to 7 p.m.…

 

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater opens the SFJAZZ season with a series of concerts. (Courtesy Mark Higashino)

Fall 2017 Arts Preview: Pop Music

Even though two Bay Area pop music staples -- Treasure Island Music…

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater opens the SFJAZZ season with a series of concerts. (Courtesy Mark Higashino)
Carolyn Shaw’s “On the Lake” is on view at Museum Studios Gallery in Burlingame, which hosts a reception for her exhibit on Oct. 2. (Courtesy photo)
Carolyn Shaw’s “On the Lake” is on view at Museum Studios Gallery in Burlingame, which hosts a reception for her exhibit on Oct. 2. (Courtesy photo)
Conor Oberst, who plays on the Rooster Stage at 5:45 p.m., is among the dozens of acts at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016. (Courtesy photo)

Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Ruin & Rose, Damien Lemon, Fortune Feimster, Seared, 3 For All

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The 16th annual, three-day free extravaganza…

Conor Oberst, who plays on the Rooster Stage at 5:45 p.m., is among the dozens of acts at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016. (Courtesy photo)
Audrey Carey was found fatally wounded in Golden Gate Park on Oct. 3. The Medical Examiner's autopsy report also found wounds to her head and face. (Courtesy photo)

Autopsy of Canadian woman killed in Golden Gate Park in October shows signs of beating, drug use

A Canadian backpacker who was shot and killed in Golden Gate Park…

Audrey Carey was found fatally wounded in Golden Gate Park on Oct. 3. The Medical Examiner's autopsy report also found wounds to her head and face. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Sean Michael Angold, 24, Lila Scott Alligood, 18, and Morrison Haze Lampley, 23. (Courtesy Portland Police Bureau)

Arraignment for trio accused of double homicide postponed for third time

An arraignment for three defendants accused of the recent killings of a…

From left, Sean Michael Angold, 24, Lila Scott Alligood, 18, and Morrison Haze Lampley, 23. (Courtesy Portland Police Bureau)
A young woman’s body was found face down in Golden Gate Park early Saturday, October 3, 2015 shortly before the start of day two of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Canadian backpacker’s body found in Golden Gate Park during Hardly Strictly

A Canadian woman believed to have attended Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival was…

A young woman’s body was found face down in Golden Gate Park early Saturday, October 3, 2015 shortly before the start of day two of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Los Lobos is among the Sunday headliners at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 15 in Golden Gate Park this weekend. (Courtesy David Alan Kogut)

Los Lobos’ Louis Perez reminisces about punk days

Percussionist-lyricist Louie Perez still remembers that fateful night in the early 1980s,…

Los Lobos is among the Sunday headliners at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 15 in Golden Gate Park this weekend. (Courtesy David Alan Kogut)
Courtesy Panama Black/Flickr Creative CommonsGlobe-trotting indie-pop group Cibo Matto is among the bands debuting at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival this year.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces hardly expected festival lineup

This year, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has made some surprising choices…

Courtesy Panama Black/Flickr Creative CommonsGlobe-trotting indie-pop group Cibo Matto is among the bands debuting at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival this year.
Check out Bring Your Own Queer

October 4 – 6: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and other SF events

FRIDAY On the town Hong Kong films: The San Francisco Film Society’s…

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARASAfter taking a break from music

Natalie Maines makes waves, music

It’s taken a few years for misunderstood Dixie Chicks firebrand Natalie Maines…

Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARASAfter taking a break from music
Courtesy PhotoHardly sad: Nancy Hellman Bechtle

Hellman family wants people to ‘have a great time’ at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

“People should not take this as a memorial to Warren”: So says…

Courtesy PhotoHardly sad: Nancy Hellman Bechtle

No controversy at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass — only revelry

Warren Hellman has what he calls a “simple” question. “Why can’t the…

Rosanne Cash, still composed

After running down a remarkable roster of recent achievements, alt-country queen Rosanne…

A Guy and his guitar

Songwriting isn’t easy — especially when you’ve been at it for three…