• Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen on OBX

    Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen have long been associated with great music and great food. Their run as bluegrass entertainment professionals has seen them reaching new goals year after year with a high-energy stage show and several successful recordings, and

  • Ralph Stanley at MerleFest 2014

    We heard this morning from R. B. Powell,from Lewistown, PA, a banjo picker and promoter of scholarships for young musicians.   He shared this video he had shot of Ralph Stanley during MerleFest 2014 at the Creekside Stage as part of the

  • Cold Spell this summer from Dirty Kitchen

    Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen can’t stand still. The band had a strong 2013, riding its Compass Records debut, On the Edge, to widespread acclaim. In its wake, Mike Munford was chosen as IBMA’s banjo player of the year and guitarist

  • Frank Solivan Cooking Up a New CD

    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

  • Kip Martin feted Sunday afternoon

    Kip Martin's friends filled a church sanctuary Sunday in Crofton, MD, opening their hearts and wallets for the ailing bass player. The former Sunny Mountain Boy was hundreds of miles away, surrounded by family in a hospice setting near Nashville, where

  • Merry Christmas from Mike Munford

    Mike Munford, reigning IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, is featured on When It's Christmas Time, the new Christmas album from The Depue Brothers Band. It's not a bluegrass project - the brothers are classical string musicians who work in that field

  • Mike Munford profiled in Baltimore Sun

    Mike Munford, reigning IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, was profiled in today's edition of his hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun. The piece by features writer Wesley Case follows Mike from his first exposure to the 5 string at 15 years

  • Mike Munford at WOB 2013

    One of the most emotionally satisfying moments for me during last Thursday's IBMA Awards presentation was seeing Mike Munford accept the Banjo Player of the Year trophy for 2013. Mike has been the "banjo players' banjo player" for many years,

  • Frank Solivan On The Edge

    For a couple of years now, Frank Solivan has been like a Triple AAA baseball phenom, extremely talented and just one lucky break away from getting to the major leagues and staying there. Each CD he put out was better than