Frank 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.