Elbow at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2011

Oct 8th, 2011 in Music

As we mentioned the other day, the highlight of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival was the British band Elbow.  They had us and the entire crowd in the palms of their hands, and great hands they were.  They are a powerful band led by the Bono-charismatic Guy Garvey (though a bit more humble than his Bononess).  Check out the only video (of Grounds for Divorce) we managed to film instead of enjoying the awe (selfish us).  And then check out some great photos of Guy and the band by Amy Halverson, and the swept-away crowd, below.    And finally, at the very bottom is the setlist from their set.

All photos by Amy Halverson


  1. The Birds
  2. The Bones of You
  3. Mirrorball
  4. Neat Little Rows
  5. Grounds for Divorce
  6. The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
  7. Lippy Kids
  8. Open Arms
  9. One Day Like This



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