In October 2006, Silent Way was hired to record the entire Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Steve Earle & The Bluegrass Dukes played on the second night on the Banjo Stage. This set was recorded by Tony Brooke.
Tony 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.