Greetings, Music Fans-

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is fortunate to have so many friends around the globe.  When we called upon HSB veterans to support our broadcast we received resounding support. Jon Langford and Sally Timms of The Mekons, were kind enough to do  a special set for us from The Hideout in their hometown of Chicago.

We also want to welcome Ashley Monroe who performed as part of Buddy Miller’s Cavalcade of Stars.  Her set includes a song co-written by the late Guy Clark.

We sure hope you enjoy this episode which features a great archival memory with the Burlington Welsh Male Chorus singing back up on a classic version of “Delilah” made famous by Tom Jones.

Thanks for listening.

Your friends at Hardly Strictly

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Each year, I am always very supportive of the mighty festival out in California called Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Just about every festival had to reschedule for a 2021 date, and many of them had to take whatever dates their respected venue would allow. Another issue is different states have different laws for reopening public functions.

October 1 – 3rd their 19th annual free ( YES I SAID FREE ) festival, would have been their 20th if not for the pandemic, and they have not yet announced a lineup. When they do provide one, I’ll be one of the first ones publishing the information on here.

One of the many reasons that I love this festival is because of their versatile lineups, and their contributions to their community through music. Many of these independent festivals help the local music community, by juxtaposing local music acts with all of the national acts, thusly exposing more people to their music. Creating new fans is what it’s all about.

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