Cowboy Junkies: Margo Timmins possesses one of the most bewitching voices in popular music history. The fact that she hardly ranks as a superstar shouldn't bother fans one bit. Some things are best kept secret -- at least for another day or two. Thousands will discover just how good Timmins is when she leads the Cowboy Junkies at Hardly Strictly. The Canadian band also features Margo's brother Michael Timmins, who is a stellar guitarist and songwriter. It's been too long since my last Cowboy fix and so I'm really looking forward to seeing these Junkies in concert.
Set time: 3:45-4:45 p.m. Oct. 6, Star Stage
The 12th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival
When: Noon-7 p.m. Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 6-7
Where: Hellman Hollow, Lindley and Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park, S.F.
Details: For a full lineup, set times and other information, visit www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com
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