By Bruce Sylvester Warren Hellman, banjoist in the Wronglers and billionaire angel of San Francisco’s annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, died of complications from leukemia on Dec. 18. Born in Manhattan on July 25, 1934, into a family of investors …
The totally free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park presents major acts as well as relatively unknown but worthy ones.
Farewell to musicians and industry innovators including John Cossette, Phoebe Snow, Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Hazel Dickens, roy Edward Burris, Randy Wood, Sidney Harman, Charles Laufer, Gerard Smith, Gene Shefrin and Gil Robbins
Our farewells to the artists and friends who passed away recently
Dickens, the stark voice of the Appalachian coal country, died after a short illness on April 22, at the Washington Home Community Hospice in Washington, DC.
It’s hard to say what was the best moment at the tenth annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival last weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park