Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen is back in the studio this week in Nashville, starting work on a second Compass Records project as a follow-up to the much heralded On the Edge.
The band has been test-driving new material in recent shows, including at Saturday’s open house for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and the previous Sunday at a benefit for the late Kip Martin.
Expect a couple of ripping instrumentals propelled by IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Mike Munford and the flatpicking of Chris Luquette, winner of an IBMA Momentum award for instrumental prowess, along with a solid foundation established by bassist Danny Booth and Solivan’s solid work on mandolin and fiddle.
But the bulk of the album is likely to be built around Solivan’s powerful voice and strong harmonies from Booth and Luquette, featuring originals from Solivan and others.
No word yet about an official release date, but it’s a safe bet you’ll hear songs from it in plenty of time to qualify for this year’s IMBA awards.