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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Sunday, October 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Closing out the 2015 Midtown Bluegrass Series is the high-energy band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. Before the concert, youth musicians are invited to a pre-show jam, facilitated by Lynda and Jamie Dawson!

Repeatedly tagged as one of the most exciting bands on the bluegrass scene, the 2015 Grammy nominated group for Best Bluegrass Album (Cold Spell) and winner of the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Instrumental Group of the Year Award, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen have earned a slew of accolades since joining forces in the Washington, D.C. area, a longtime breeding ground for some of the genre’s finest players. In March, they earned 8 awards from the Washington Area Music Association, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Lead vocalist/mandolinist/fiddler Solivan and bassist Dan Booth have known one another since they were teens in Alaska; they’re joined by banjoist Mike Munford, winner of IBMA’s 2013 Banjo Player of The Year Award, and guitarist Chris Luquette, who won IBMA’s 2013 Instrumentalist of The Year Momentum Award. Noted for individual virtuosity, well-executed interplay and close harmonies, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen expertly deliver precise, intricate compositions without ever stepping on one another’s musical toes. And though they use traditional instruments, they refuse to be bound by tradition; they much prefer to travel wherever the music takes them. An album review in PopMatters declared, “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.” 

Come out early to claim your space, and to hear young musicians learning to jam together! Please contact us by Oct. 8 if you or your young musician have suggestions for songs to be included at the next youth jam!

Past youth jam songs have included:

  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn (G)
  • I’ll Fly Away You are My Sunshine
  • Billy in the Low Ground (C)
  • My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Soldier’s Joy (D)
  • Blackberry Blossom (G)
  • Black Mountain Rag (A)
  • Bonaparte’s Retreat (D)


Sunday, October 18, 2015
5:00 pm
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Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park
4011 Cardinal at North Hills
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