The big Hardly Strictly roster reveal

Pub date September 6, 2013
WriterEmily Savage

After weeks of teasers, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass released its full 2013 lineup this week, and it boasts some fresh young artists and a great many cross-generational acts.

The free weekend-long festival in Golden Gate Park will feature appearances by Nick Lowe, Conor Oberst and friends (including First Aid Kit), Gogol Bordello, Natalie Maines, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Bettye LaVette, Allah-Las, Father John Misty, Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers (featuring Edie Brickell), and Bonnie Raitt, among dozens of others.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass takes place Oct. 4-6 in Golden Gate Park, SF.

Here’s the full roster:

Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue

The Brothers Comatose

Mike Scott & Steve Wickham of The Waterboys

Loudon Wainwright III

The Handsome Family

Jesse Dee

The Jerry Douglas Band

Alison Brown

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

Justin Townes Earle

The String Cheese Incident

Sonny & The Sunsets

Buddy Miller

The Deep Dark Woods

Pieta Brown

The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely

Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock

Shovels & Rope


Gogol Bordello

Mark Lanegan

Steve Earle & The Dukes


Natalie Maines

Evolfo Doofeht


Robert Ellis

Chris Isaak

Conor Brings Friends For Friday Featuring: Whispertown, The Cave Singers, The Felice Brothers, The Evens, First Aid Kit, Conor Oberst

Nick Lowe


The Warren Hood Band

Della Mae

Martha Wainwright

Robert Earl Keen

Holler Down the Hollow: A Hardly Strictly Salute to the Masters

Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

The Time Jumpers featuring Brad Albin, Larry Franklin, Paul Franklin, Vince Gill, “Ranger Doug” Green, Andy Reiss, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor & Billy Thomas

Spirit Family Reunion

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell

Poor Man’s Whiskey (Friday morning middle school program)

Trampled By Turtles

G. Love & Special Sauce

Ryan Bingham

Patty Griffin

The Devil Makes Three

Kat Edmonson

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band featuring Yungchen Lhamo

Paul Kelly

Dry Branch Fire Squad

Bonnie Raitt

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands

Boz Scaggs

Seldom Scene

Tumbleweed Wanderers

Manchester Orchestra

Elvin Bishop

The Go To Hell Man Clan

Richard Thompson

Tift Merritt

Jon Langford & Skull Orchard acoustic / FREAKONS

Father John Misty

Billy Bragg

Bettye LaVette


Tim O’Brien with Bryan Sutton & Mike Bub

Sturgill Simpson


Dave Alvin with Greg Leisz


MC Hammer (Friday morning middle school program)

The Forest Rangers with Katey Sagal

The Wood Brothers

Los Lobos Disconnected

Kate McGarrigle Tribute with Martha & Sloan Wainwright & Special Guests

Jesse DeNatale

Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott

Joy Kills Sorrow

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