• Navy Band holding auditions

    The US Navy Band Country Current, is holding immediate auditions to fill the Mandolin/Guitar vacancy left by the imminent departure of Frank Solivan. The gig involves playing mandolin with the bluegrass unit and electric guitar with the country band. Frank

  • 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

  • Frank Solivan II: International Songwriting Finalist

    The International Songwriting Competition is nearing the announcement date of its winners for 2007. The field has been narrowed to 15 finalists in each genre category. The winners will be announced in April, 2008. Our friend Frank Solivan II is one

  • NBC 4 features DC Bluegrass Union

    NBC News4 in the District of Columbia recently ran a story online about the DC Bluegrass Union. The story is text only and featured online in the DC Scene section of the station's website. The story takes on the tone of

  • Frank Solivan II & John Miller

    Our friend Frank Solivan II has written in to let us know about a guitar workshop he is conducting with long time bluegrass singer/guitarist, John Miller. This two hour workshop with these two accomplished guitar players will take place next

  • Cast your vote in the Wammies

    The Wammies, or Washington Area Music Awards, are a function of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). Each year the Wammies recognize significant achievements by Washington DC area musicians. Nominations and balloting come from the association's membership. This year's awards, the

  • Mandolin Clinic with Frank Solivan II

    Frank Solivan II has announced plans to hold a one day Mandolin clinic in Alexandria, VA on Saturday January 13, 2007. Frank plays mandolin with Country Current, the US Navy's country and bluegrass band. We interviewed Frank recently on The