Eagerly Awaited Music for 2014


Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenFrank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

This band just keeps getting better. The unit’s debut release for Compass Records, On The Edge, is still getting plenty of airplay, and a pair of IBMA awards (banjo player of the year for Mike Munford and a Momentum Award for guitarist Chris Luquette) have helped raise its profile nationally.

The band is at the Compass studios in Nashville this week, finishing up a two-week stay laying down tracks for the new one. I’ve heard live versions of a couple of originals they plan to include. That was all the evidence I needed to put them on this list.


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David Morris

David Morris, an award-winning songwriter and journalist, has written for Bluegrass Today since its inception. He joined its predecessor, The Bluegrass Blog, in 2010. His 40-year career in journalism included more than 13 years with The Associated Press, a stint as chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, and several top editing jobs in Washington, D.C. He is a life member of IBMA and the DC Bluegrass Union. He and co-writers won the bluegrass category in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 2015.