Frank Solivan Cooking Up a New CD

dirty_kitchenFrank 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.

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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.