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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen


With their last album earning Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen a 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album, the eagerly anticipated Family, Friends & Heroes release is sure to impress. Come March 4th audiences are invited to catch a generous glimpse into Solivan’s work that pays homage to his family members and features the pristine playing of his closest musical heroes, including Del McCoury, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury and John Cowan.

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 were named IBMA’s 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year.

Family, Friends & Heroes (2016)

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  • Pretty Woman
  • Leaving On A Jet Plane

Cold Spell (2014)FSDK - Cold Spell (2014)

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  • Say It Isn't So
  • No Life In This Town

On The Edge (2013) FSDK - On the Edge (2013)

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  • I Fell Short
  • Gone

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (2010)

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  • Driftin' Apart
  • The Note that Said Goodbye

Selfish Tears (2006)

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  • Selfish Tears
  • Screened In

I Am a Rambler (2002)

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  • Day to Day
  • Dirty Kitchen



Compass Records - Family, Friends & Heroes (March 2016)

“Pretty Woman” Live on Music City Roots (October 2015)

“Say It Isn’t So” Live on Music City Roots (October 2015)

“Cold Spell” Live the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show (September 2014)

“No Life in this Town” Live in Telluride (August 2014)

“She Said She Will” at WAMU Bluegrass Country (June, 2014)

“Yeah Man” at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country (July 2014)

“Better (Days Go By) **Official Video** (July 2014)

Soundcheck: The Bluegrass Situation (September, 2013)


The Scuttlebutt

Family made Frank Solivan’s passion for and career in music possible. Friends have come easily as he’s taken his open-hearted way with bluegrass on the road and into venues, where his conviviality (sometimes paired with his culinary gifts) leaves audiences closer to him and to one another. Heroes have guided his journey as a mandolinist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. And in many cases, those heroes have become friends and many of his friends have become like family. It’s wonderful but unsurprising to see these threads braided together not he Family, Friends & Heroes album. It’s a toast to the things that matter in life and testimony to how good music can feel when talent is fused with soul and sincerity. - Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots

Frank Solivan just keeps getting better, as a songwriter, arranger, singer and, not the least, instrumentalist. But don’t take my word for it. Check out his new project for Compass Records, Family, Friends & Heroes. - David Morris, Bluegrass Today

Frank’s voice is in top shape, mining new territory in the fusion between bluegrass and soul. - Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen are what bluegrass music needs these days. They are master musicians who fully understand the history and tradition but aren’t afraid to explore new sounds and concepts. - Brian Paul Swenk, Bluegrass Today

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

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

Such a pleasure to see this band develop from disc to disc; seeing them jam live takes it to another level. This isn’t your father’s or grandfather’s bluegrass — it’s state of the art acoustic music with elements of blues, jazz, rock, folk, Americana. - Douglas Ball, Amazon Customer Review

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

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

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

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

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

You’ll find music that expresses common themes – longing and desire, heartache and hope — in uncommon and creative ways. Music that means something. Even music that makes you think. - David Morris, Bluegrass Today

The best music always defies categorization. The instruments featured will inevitably lead people to call it bluegrass. Some will call it Roots and others Americana. I say call it whatever you like, just make sure to give it a listen. - Ian Birchwood, Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association

Cold Spell, their recent release, sticks to the bluegrass that brought them in for the show and wraps the basic string band structure with country, jazz, blues and rock influences. - Danny, The Alternate Root

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen clearly have proven that uniqueness, authenticity, and being true to your vision of who you want to be does work, and it seems to be what the listener is looking for too. - Greg Tutwiler, Americana Rhythm Music Magazine