Mixtape: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Preview Mix (Podcast #287)

Mixtape: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Mix (Podcast #287) By its twelfth year, you'd be forgiven for taking the annual occurence of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival for granted. The passing of founder Warren Hellman in December, however, brought with it a reminder that tens of thousands of people didn't always flock to Golden Gate Park for three free days of music each fall. In fact, when one takes all of those elements -- the large crowds, the no-cost attendance, the numerous off-the-dial performers -- into consideration, the festival's continued vitality seems less inevitable and far more astonishing. True to its [...]

Faun Fables opens for Dirty Three this weekend

This weekend the mesmerizing instrumental trio Dirty Three visits from the Down Under to play Great American Music Hall with opener Faun Fables (Oakland). Singer-songwriter Dawn McCarthy embeds dark, minstrel folk within a theatrical storytelling experience (preview above). Faun Fables is also playing in Nevada City at the Nevada Theater this Friday, and the Uptown in Oakland on 10/3 with local acts Jesse Quattro and Emily Pallan. Check out Faun Fables MySpace for their Northwest tour dates.

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