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.”

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.