Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Announces First Round Of Lineup For 2019

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On October 4-6, Hardly Strictly will celebrate its 19th year with performances by The Milk Carton Kids, Calexico and Iron & Wine, Dakhabrakha, Hayes Carll, Jackie Greene, Meat Puppets,  Bettye LaVette, Margo Price,  Steve Earle, and The Waterboys.

“To me, this lineup reflects our event’s legacy while looking ahead to the future,” says Hardly Strictly’s talent buyer Chris Porter. “Steve Earle has been celebrating with us since 2002 and artists like Margo Price and Dahkabrahka are making their first Hardly Strictly Bluegrass appearances.”


An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.