Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Lineup Announced

The massive lineup for this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was just announced and it’s absolutely amazing this time around. With LMB regulars like Les Claypool, Rubblebucket, The Barr Brothers, Keller Williams and Steve Kimock with slots on the festival and more classic twangers than you can shake a stick at, this is not something you’ll be missing if you live in the Bay Area. Read on for the full list and we’ll have more on this one as it approaches…

Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Friday morning middle school program), Les Claypool Duo De Twang, The Go to Hell Man Clan with Special Guests the Wronglers featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Pug, The White Buffalo, Son Volt, Patti Smith and her band, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Jerry Jeff Walker, Chris Carrabba, The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock, Reignwölf, The Time Jumpers (Vince Gill, Dennis Crouch, Paul Franklin, Larry Franklin, Andre Reiss, Dawn Sears, Kenneth Sears, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor & Billy Thomas), Peter Rowan, O’Brien Party of 7, Emmylou Harris, Justin Townes Earle, Roger Knox and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts , Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson, The Jerry Douglas Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lloyd Cole, Robyn Hitchcock, Sara Watkins, The Trishas, Chuck Ragan, World Famous Headliners (Big Al Anderson, Shawn Camp, Pat McLaughlin, Michael Rhodes & Greg Morrow), Patty Griffin, Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys, Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Barr Brothers, Buddy Miller, The Civil Wars, Heartless Bastards, Poor Man’s Whiskey (Friday morning middle school program), Jonny Two Bags & Salvation Town, Jim Lauderdale, Giant Giant Sand, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Luther Dickinson & the Wandering, Dirty Three, Red Baraat, The Milk Carton Kids, Todd Snider, Jesse Winchester, The Knitters, Moonalice, Pickwick, Seasick Steve, The Head & the Heart, Tribute to the Founding Fathers: Warren Hellman, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson, Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers, John Reilly and Friends (featuring Becky Stark and Tom Brosseau), Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys, Rubblebucket, Alison Brown Quartet with Stuart Duncan, Elvis Costello Solo, Sierra Hull, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Bill Kirchen and Texicalli, Walter Salas-Humara, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle & the Dukes (and Duchesses), Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin, Lucero, The Soul Rebels, Glen Hansard, Jon Langford & His Sadies, ALO, Little Green Cars, Allison Moorer, The Chieftains, Dwight Yoakam, Cowboy Junkies, Conor Brings Friends for Friday featuring: Simone Felice, Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, Beachwood Sparks, Ben Kweller, Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst, Nick Lowe, The Lumineers, The Del McCoury Band, Tiny Television, Reckless Kelly, Boz Scaggs: Tribute to Doug Sahm, Keller Williams, Steve Kimock & Kyle Hollingsworth featuring Bernie Worell, Wally Ingram & Andy Hess

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 12 [strictlybluegrass.com]