Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, also known as our favorite weekend ever, is fast approaching and today, the festival organizers released their annual teaser of the first few acts.
This song riddle was a bit easier than those of years past, so we were able to figure out the secret identities of all the acts.
It looks like this year’s event will bring in local San Francisco favorites The Stone Foxes, as well as Americana mainstays like Blind Boys of Alabama, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt, and soul man Charles Bradley.
See all the first acts below, and listen to all the clues for yourself here at the festival’s official site.
- Paul Weller
- Boz Scaggs & Bonnie Raitt
- The Stone Foxes
- Ben Miller Band
- Charles Bradley
- Leftover Salmon
- Blind Boys of Alabama
- Chicano Batman
- Pokey Lafarge
Updated Aug 26: Here are the next batch of acts!
- Indigo Girls
- Gillian Welch
- Lera Lynn (who you may recognize as the bar singer in “True Detective” season 2)
- Neko Case
- Lee Ann Womack
- Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
- Angel Olsen
- Beth Hart
- Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
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