Jonathan Richman plays at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, originally uploaded by deanv41.
The sweetest set at today's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park was Jonathan Richman. A Bostonian, now San Franciscan, and always a Modern Lover, Jonathan Richman is a kind of child savant with a big heart. He sings in several languages and his musicianship is underrated. A disarming charm can belie a very serious talent, one that seems effortless and innate though it is clearly crafted from old and new parts with complete care. I hope he's back again next year and i'll look out for him playing as he does around town. His energy is delightful.