Here's the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup, Or Most of It

The folks over at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass are such teases! They've been leaking the lineup for this year's free festival one song medley at a time since late July. And now, it looks like we've got the full lineup -- or at least most of it -- revealed. There are often late adds and sometimes changes, but from this list, the lineup for HSB 2012 looks pretty solid. The big names piquing our interest this year are Patty Smith, Les Claypool, Todd Snider, Son Volt, Heartless Bastards, Elvis Costello, and Chuck Prophet (here's hoping Prophet gets his stolen guitar back before then). Check out the full list -- or at least most of it -- after the jump.

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
The Wandering
Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue
Patty Griffin
Les Claypool
Little Green Cars
Sara Watkins
The Time Jumpers
Todd Snider
The Go to Hell Man Clan
Nick Lowe
The Soul Rebels
Patti Smith
Tiny Television
The Lumineers
Robert Earl Keen
The Milk Carton Kids
Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys
Heartless Bastards
Son Volt
The Del McCoury Band
Jerry Douglas
Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
O'Brien Party of 7
Giant Giant Sand
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Dirty Three
Red Baraat
The Head and The Heart
Buddy Miller
Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Elvis Costello Solo
Glen Hansard
Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express
Lloyd Cole
Peter Rowan
Dwight Yoakam

Hardly Strictly runs this Oct. 5-7 in Golden Gate Park, and is, of course, totally free. This will be the first edition of the festival after the passing of founder and philanthropist Warren Hellman last December. Given that, we'd definitely expect a few more surprises both prior to and during the fest.

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I think the line-up looks amazing.  Head and the Heart. Elvis Costelo!  But no Jackie Greene???  And Chris Issak lives right across the street!?  Hello!  Go get those guys! 

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