In today's blog I join with the many people at Ocean Beach and at their computers wherever in the world they are located to celebrate the life of Warren Hellman. From 11-6 pm today several of his many friends from the Bluegrass world are giving a free concert to celebrate him and to say a musical goodbye. The concert is being streamed live into a multitude of computers, including mine. It is San Francisco's and his artist friends' return gift to him.
After today's celebration his legacy will live on for San Franciscans and wide ranging travelers who never met him when they attend - for a free - a 3-day Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park he named Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, gave as a gift to the people of San Francisco every year since 2001 and funded for over a decade going forward in his will.
The event will stream live at www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com. You can also find out more information about the event and the life of Warren Hellman at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass web site..
- Poor Man's Whiskey
- John Doe
- Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin
- Dry Branch Fire Squad
- Steve Earle
- Buddy Miller
- The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore
- Gillian Welch
- Boz Scaggs
- Old Crow Medicine Show
- Robert Earl Keen
- Emmylou Harris with special guest The Go to Hell Man Clan.
Theme of Warren Hellman Celebration: The Road Goes On Forever; the Party Never Ends .....*
*Above song written by Robert Earl Keen who also wrote the line 'He made a fortune, and it set him free..'
Emmylou Harris streaming online at today's Warren Hellman Celebration
Warren's Son Thanking the Crowd
One of Warren's daughters thanking crowd
Warren's grandchildren as Go To Hell, Man Band in final tribute