Hardly Strictly Unveils 2014 Lineup

Posted on August 19, 2014 | by Jason Walsh

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival organizers have been hardly strictly forthcoming about the lineup for the October 3 to 5 event in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. But as acts have slowly been teased on the festival website—via a name-that-tune guessing game—the lineup is starting to solidify.

While the specific days and times of the performances at the three-day music fest haven’t been detailed, the festival’s noteworthy diversity of style is as evident as ever—with artists ranging from the traditional bluegrass of Ralph Stanley and the alt country of the Dave Rawlings Machine to the punk-rockabilly sounds of X and Social Distortion and the polyrhythms of Deltron 3030 and Yo La Tengo. And that’s not to mention such big names as Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Chris Isaak, Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, Sun Kil Moon, The Sam Chase, and lots more.

Visit the Hardly Strictly website for an updated list of artists.

And in case Chris Isaak decides not to play “Wicked Game” at this year’s fest (yeah, right), check out the above clip of him playing his signature song at Hardly Strictly 2013.

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