Monday, October 7, 2013

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is one of the most unique music festival and we are lucky to have it in our backyard: Golden Gate Park.  Generously funded by recently deceased Warren Hellman, HSB is a free 3-Day festival with some of the best acts in not just Bluegrass, but a bunch of other genres as well. Since 2001, flocks of people have been attending this huge event, enjoying the somehow always sunny weather with friends, family and friendly strangers.  

Here are some photos I took of the festival.  I just recently started shooting for a local music/art happenings blog: The Bay Bridged.   This was my first entry for them with more to come!  Hopefully this will make my posts here more frequent.  

Evolfo Doofeht on the Porch Stage, October 6th.
(The Food of Love spelled backwards)

G. Love & Special Sauce on the Arrow Stage October 5th.

Local heros Sonny & The Sunsets on the Towers of Gold Stage October 5th

The banjo legend, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers on the Banjo Stage October 6th

with Edie Brickell

Santa Cruz hillbillies, The Devil Makes Three playing the Arrow Stage October 6th

I learned a lot at this festival, from weaving through an endless crowd, to shooting in super bright light and realizing that an ipad was blocking Steve Martin's banjo the whole time!

1 comment:

celia said...

Jon, your pictures are terrific. I like your lighting and getting the expressions of the performers. I feel like I was there.