When you think of an artist, do you remember the first time you heard them sing?
When it comes to Frank Solivan (pronounced soul-live-on), I can say yes. It was November 2006 and Prime Cuts of Bluegrass #84 came out with a single “Somebody’s Missing You” by, to me, an unknown singer named Frank Solivan.
I was an instant fan and knew that Solivan would become a name in bluegrass.
Fast forward six plus years and here we are with the release of ON THE EDGE, the sophomore project of Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and the band is ready to be recognized.
This project, the band’s first release with Compass Records and their first release since receiving the 2012 IBMA nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year, is a showcase not only of Solivan’s soulful tenor voice but also of the talented musicians that make up the Dirty Kitchen band.
In addition to Solivan’s mandolin and fiddle playing, making up Dirty Kitchen are three extremely gifted musicians that can hold their own against any headline picker today. Mike Munford plays the banjo for the group and is a true monster on the five string. On the upright bass is Danny Booth. In addition to playing bass and harmony vocals, Booth penned and sang lead on “Wild Unknown”. Rounding out the ensemble is Chris Luquette on guitar and harmony vocals. Just saying the Luquette plays the guitar is such an understatement, he owns the guitar...
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