I am so excited to head up to San Francisco this weekend to attend the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park. It's going to be a great reunion of friends and a chance for me to bask in all things bluegrass. Sure there are some non-grass bands there, Broken Social Scene will make one of their last appearances as well as Bright Eyes doing an extra long set due to The Civil Wars having to back out. However, what I am excited for more than anything is the chance to finally see the love of my life Gillian Welch, who in my opinion is one of the best folk songwriters of this generation or any. I also plan on catching Punch Brothers, Dr. John, Ralph Stanley, Elbow, The Devil Makes Three and so many more amazing bluegrass and roots music. I can't believe this whole shindig is free! Get on this Los Angeles, subsidized concert events.