• Is Frank’s Kitchen really dirty?

    Band names are always fun. We've talked about them before and told you stories of where they come from. We recently brought you news of Frank Solivan's new band, Dirty Kitchen. We thought it would be fun to explore why

  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

    Our friend Frank Solivan has announced he will be leaving the Navy Band, Country Current, in the spring and turning his attention to his own band. For 5 years Frank has been playing electric guitar, mandolin and fiddle with the

  • Wayne Taylor retires to civilian life

    Having spent 24 years in the U.S. Navy, 20 years and 7 months with Country Current, Wayne Taylor retired to civilian life on March 21, 2008. What does that mean for a bluegrass musicians? Wayne is in Nashville this week at

  • XM bluegrass news

    Kyle Cantrell, host of XM Satellite Radio's Bluegrass Junction (track 14), passed along news about a few special programs and features coming up this week on XM. The current edition of Studio Special, XM's live-in-the studio bluegrass show, airs tonight (11/5)

  • Country Current holding auditions

    The US Navy Band, Country Current, has announced an opening for the position of pedal steel guitar player in the country line up of the band. More pertinent to bluegrass music though, is the news that Master Chief Musician Wayne

  • Country Current on XM Studio Special

    The guys from the US Navy Bluegrass Band, Country Current, are the featured guests this week on Kyle Cantrell's Studio Special series on XM Satellite Radio (Channel 14 - Bluegrass Junction). The show aired this morning at 8 AM EST,

  • IBMA Controversy In The Blogosphere

    The recent IBMA Awards Show in Nashville resulted in some controversy surrounding the performance of some patriotic material performed by the US Navy Band, Country Current. You'll find all the details in our previous posts here and here. There is

  • IBMA flap picked up by The Tennessean

    This morning's edition of The Tennessean, Nashville's primary daily newspaper, has a story about the turmoil that has erupted inside the IBMA leadership over the performance by the US Navy band Country Current during last week's International Bluegrass Music Awards. I