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10/03/2013

REK added to 2013 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

More 2013 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Acts Unveiled

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass organizers are continuing to roll out the 2013 lineup 10 acts at a time. Today’s announcement included the addition of Conor Oberst, Robert Earl Keen,Low, The Handsome Family and Joy Kills Sorrow.

The other acts added today are Sturgill Simpson, Allah-Las, Freakwater and Paul Kelly. Plus, The Time Jumpers will be there, featuring Vince Gill, Larry Franklin, Brad Albin, Paul Franklin, “Ranger Doug” Green, Andy Reiss, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor & Billy Thomas.

Before officially announcing each set of 10 acts, Hardly Strictly posts a Soundcloud music medley online and invites fans to submit their best guesses. The confirmed acts are posted a few days after that.

So far, the fest has confirmed 30 acts and promises that another 10 are “coming on Sunday – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

Previously confirmed acts include Bonnie Raitt, Patty Griffin, Bettye LaVette, Alison Brown, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Natalie Maines, Chris Isaak, Boz Scaggs, Father John Misty, Calexico, Mike Scott & Steve Wickham (of The Waterboys), The Devil Makes Three, and Richard Thompson.

San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly takes place Oct. 4-6 in Golden Gate Park at Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows) and Lindley & Marx meadows.