Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
With their latest release Cold Spell landing a 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album followed by an eight award sweep at the 2015 WAMMIES, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, IBMA's 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year, can't slow down!
Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he's built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they’ve been named Washington Area Music Association’s Best Bluegrass Band of the Year for four consecutive years.
"With Cold Spell, Solivan, Munford, Booth, and Luquette are poised to become a lasting force in the bluegrass community, and also exhibit strong potential to cross over into even broader success." – Ed Whitelock, PopMatters
"For those of you who’ve been spending time under a bluegrass rock lately, Solivan and his bandmates are one of the hottest acts around." – Shawn Underwood, Twangville
"Solivan, Munford, Luquette, and Danny Booth (bass) are some of the most talented musicians, both vocally and instrumentally, playing in the bluegrass world right now." - John Goad, Bluegrass Today
"Their new album COLD SPELL will solidify their position as torchbearers for the new generation of progressive bands taking bluegrass from its traditional roots to a younger and broader audience." -The Bluegrass Music News Network
"Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen are settling into a long-term run as productive as it will be influential. They’ve got it all, including momentum." - David McGee, Deep Roots Magazine
"Frank Solivan can’t stop singing. He’s sitting at a truck stop somewhere in Nebraska, taking a break from an endless drive between gigs, but he still launches into song like he’s leading his band Dirty Kitchen through a rambling bluegrass number on a festival stage." - Stephen M. Deusner, CMT Edge
"If Tim O’Brien and Alison Brown ever had a love child, it might just be Frank Solivan. This newgrass/bluegrass foursome spirals through skin-tight banjo picking, razor-sharp mandolin and jazz-tinged concentric circles – all with a degree of control that balances technical precision and improvisational virtuosity." - Siobhan Long, Irish Times