Over many years of living in San Francisco I’ve been privileged to witness a ton of incredible music history as it unfolded at the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, held annually in Golden Gate Park since 2000.
Other then HSB #1 (I had an out of town gig and wasn’t in attendance) I’ve been to everyone of them and am pleased to say I performed along with Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys at HSBF #2 and #7 which was a fantastic experience and a real privilege, considering the general lack of local music that gets booked.

Here are some choice vids I capped over the past few years at HSB!

The Waybacks! (James Nash, Warren Hood, Joe Kyle_
St Stephen > William Tell (the Eleven) > Bright Place

Gillian Welch w David Rawlings & John Paul Jones (w Paul Kowert on bass)
Going to California
Wayside / Back In Time

The Earl's of Leicester (Jerry Douglas, Sean Camp and friends killin’ it w their incredibly faithful approach to the music of Flatt & Scruggs!)
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Drop in the Bucket
Dig a Hole (Darlin' Cory)

Hot Rize
Going Across the Sea
Shady Grove
Nellie Kane

Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers (The alter-ego of Hot Rize!)
Always Late With Your Kisses
I Know My Baby Loves Me

John Prine
Hello in There

Vince Gill with the Time Jumpers
Little Liza Jane
Six Pack to Go

Robert Earl Keen w Holler Down the Hollow
The Old Home Place

Delbert McClinton
Two More Bottles Of Wine

This Land Is Your Land
With Steve Earle with Holler Down the Hollow (Allison Brown Band w Tim O'Brien (mandolin), Bryan Sutton (Guitar) and Peter Rowan (Guitar)


Hot Rize
I'm Dog Gone

Pokey Lafarge
Something in the Water

Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

Delbert McLinton
Little Fine Healthy Thing

Peter Rowan with Bryan Sutton
Doc Watson Morning

Bill Kirchen (of Commander Cody’s Lost Planet Airmen!)
Hot Rod Lincoln


Scott Pemberton Band