Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Friday, August 16, 2019
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room $25
“They’re the kind of stellar musicians who get crowds on their feet while demonstrating to all the world’s wannabe bluegrass pickers how the true masters get it done.” — Bluegrass Unlimited
Since leaving the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Their respect and deep understanding of the tradition collides, live on stage, with jazz virtuosity creating an unforgettable, compelling performance.
With chops so hot, the band simmers a progressive bluegrass stew of infinite instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills that’s on full display in their new album, “If You Can’t Stand the Heat”, released on the heels of a Grammy nomination and multiple IBMA awards including 2016’s Instrumental Group of the Year.