Danny Booth joins Dirty Kitchen

Frank Solivan has announced that Danny Booth has joined his band, Dirty Kitchen, on bass.

Booth is a west-coaster, like Frank. Born and raised in Alaska, he spent time with the state’s favorite sons and daughters, Bearfoot, as well as Kathy Kallick and 49 Special, a group he had formed. Most recently, Danny was working with Colorado’s Spring Creek.

Frank says that he had asked Booth to fill in with Dirty Kitchen while Spring Creek was on a brief hiatus, and was so impressed with how well they meshed, he extended the offer of a full-time gig.

“We are so excited to have such a powerhouse join the band! Danny is not only an incredible musician and singer, but a first rate human being. I was only 18 years old when I moved to Alaska and started playing music with his dad Greg. Dan continually got better on the bass, guitar and mandolin. He even took a couple of mandolin lessons from me at one point. Only a teenager, Dan became proficient enough to start playing in the band his dad and I played in, Rank Strangers. I was fortunate enough to watch him grow into the professional musician he is today.

I am thrilled and honored to have someone that is like family be in the band.”

Solivan is also looking forward to the contributions Booth can make as a vocalist, both as an alternate lead singer and on harmony vocals.

Danny credits one of his previous employers with training him up right.

“Working with Kathy Kallick taught me a lot about blending harmonies. Combining voices is like rubbing two sticks together – when done correctly it can catch on fire!

I am thrilled to become a part of Frank’s band. I have known Frank since I was a kid back in Alaska, and to join him in his musical adventures is a dream come true. I am really looking forward to creating some amazing music with him, Mike and Lincoln.

I would also like to thank Spring Creek for their friendship and support over the last year and a half. They are all outstanding musicians and individuals, and it will be tough to leave them and beautiful Colorado. I wish them the best of luck in all their endeavors, music and otherwise.”

Booth will join Dirty Kitchen officially on December 1.

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  • Banjo Bum

    I’ve seen Dirty Kitchen a few times including a show a couple of weeks ago that included Danny. He is a great addition to an already awesome band. If you haven’t seen them yet, make an effort to do so. They are among the very best “newer” groups out there…actually one of the best groups, period. Their musicianship, arrangements, harmonies, and songwriting is top notch. To me Dirty Kitchen’s music is fresh and innovative, yet connected to the roots of the music.

  • Jamie Doris

    What happened to Stephan?

    • Jamie Doris

      … not to diminish Danny Booth in any way. Congrats to all.