Live Review: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 9

Hardly Strictly packs in a crowd for music fest: Aidin Vaziri | The few hundred people that made the effort to show up early Saturday to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 9 festival in Golden Gate Park were rewarded lavishly. Breaking in the new Towers of Gold Stage at the far end of Lindley Meadow just before noon, Nashville guitarist Buddy Miller brought out a couple of special guests – Emmylou Harris to sing devastating harmonies on his song “Wide River to Cross” and Robert Plant to unleash his leather lung wail on the Hank Snow standard “I’m Movin’ On.” “This is like going to school for me,” said the Led Zeppelin frontman, who minutes earlier had been taking pictures of gophers digging in the lawn backstage. Read more.


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