Quicksilver Productions

Kickin' American Music

fsdk_coldspell_large_frame_6

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

http://dirtykitchenband.com

With their new release Cold Spell debuting at #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen can’t slow down! The band received four 2014 IBMA nominations; their second for Instrumental Group of the Year, with Mike Munford up for Banjo Player of the Year again; and Frank Solivan receiving nods for Male Vocalist and Mandolin Player of the Year.

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, guitarist Chris Luquette and doghouse bassist Dan Booth, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they earned a three peat 2012, 2013 and 2014 Best Bluegrass Band honors from the Washington Area Music Association.

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

Buy Cold Spell here

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

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

Buy On The Edge here

  • I Fell Short
  • Gone

From “Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen”

Buy at CD Baby

  • Driftin' Apart
  • The Note that Said Goodbye

From “Selfish Tears”

Buy at CD Baby

  • Selfish Tears
  • Screened In

From “I Am a Rambler”

Buy at CD Baby

  • Day to Day
  • Dirty Kitchen

 

Video

Compass Records – Cold Spell (August 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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