Those tricky folks over at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass are gonna make us work for it this year. They just made the first announcement today (what would've been founder/philanthropist Warren Hellman's birthday) and will tease out one lineup announcement a week for the next three Fridays. For the full lineup we'll have to wait until August. But for now, for this year's HSB (Oct. 3-5), we have a medley of performers. I'll bite – who are these folks? We'll add to these names as we figure out the lineup.

Our guesses: 

Willie P. Bennett

Parker Millsap

Doug Seegers

Nikki Lane

Striking Matches

McCrary Sisters

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings

Shawn Colvin

Buddy Miller

Photo by Sierra Hartman