In October 2006, Silent Way was hired to record the entire Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Elvis Costello (solo and with backing band The Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods) played on the first night on the Banjo Stage. This set was recorded by Tony Brooke.
Guests joining Elvis during this set were: Emmylou Harris, Fats Kaplin, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings. The setlist and more details from this show are at Elvis Costello's official site.
Elvis Costello also played a set with T-Bone Burnett (billed as the Coward Brothers) on the third day of the festival on the Rooster Stage. This set was recorded by Silent Way's Jason Hegener.
Tony Brooke and the Silent Way team tracked multitrack audio from all five stages, recording sixty eight sets of music over October 6th, 7th, and 8th 2006 for the sixth annual festival's archives. Track counts ranged from 8-track on the smaller stages to 16-track on the bigger stages.