Ever since Bill Monroe stormed out of Kentucky 75 years ago with a hot new take on traditional tunes, bluegrass music’s metric drive and high lonesome sound has thrilled and inspired audiences around the world. That bluegrass high energy and soulfulness was captured live in December of 2019 at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky for BLUEGRASS NOW!, a nationally televised PBS special premiering Saturday, February 29.
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen keeps on pickin’ up momentum. The acclaimed group was honored with numerous nominations during International Bluegrass Music Association’s nomination announcement. The past winners of IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year (2014), the band garnered a repeat nomination in that category. In a related category, they are also nominated for IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for their tune, “Cazenovia Casanova,” featuring Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas.
On the heels of an acclaim-filled year with bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the group’s bandleader and mandolinist, Frank Solivan, releases his highly anticipated solo release, Family, Friends & Heroes.
Available today on Compass Records, Family, Friends & Heroes is a labor of love and a stellar piece of work. A nod to the musical heroes inside and outside of Solivan’s family, the project features Dirty Kitchen members, some of Solivan’s own kinfolk, and several special musical guests.
After a year of tours, awards, a Grammy nomination, and acclaim for Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, bandleader Frank Solivan keeps the pace with a new solo release, Family, Friends & Heroes. Available March 4, (Compass Records), the album pays homage to Solivan’s family and features the pristine playing of his closest musical heroes. Special guests include members of Dirty Kitchen along with Sam Bush, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, and others.