Limited scholarships available. For inquires, email: info@FrankSolivanandDirtyKitchen.com
A hands on intensive with Frank Solivan, touching on traditional bluegrass, fiddle tunes, swing standards and country classics. An in-depth study of rhythm fundamentals, chords, scales, arpeggios, and use of fingering patterns to mentally map your fretboard. Students will use these tools to build musical solos, learn and play faster, improve tone and enhance the tunes they already know. Even if you are a rank beginner, advanced player or have taken one of Frank’s workshops before, you’ll walk away with new tools and ways to approach your mandolin. A recording device is recommended. All followed by a meal prepared by Frank.
Mandolin instruction phase one: Technique, Tone Timing and Tempo. Incorporating “The Four T’s” into practice routines; Developing good habits, healthy playing, stretches, etc; Use of chords, scales and arpeggios to develop familiar patterns in mapping the fretboard; Mandolin etiquette in a band setting and jam session; Let’s learn a tune
Open jam and practice
Mandolin instruction phase two: Learn another tune and incorporate phase one ideas to think more musically and build solos. Improvisation isn’t as hard as it seems.
Dinner/Jam: Enjoy one of Frank’s “One Pot Wonders” (chile verde) followed by mando jam
FS&DK, members and team got nominated for 6 IBMA awards! Everyone in the kitchen is stoked!
INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BANJO PLAYER OF THER YEAR (Mike Munford)
MOMENTUM AWARD – PERFORMANCE, INSTRUMENTALIST (Chris Luquette)
MOMENTUM AWARD - INDUSTRY, NEW PROFESSIONAL (Martha Dantzic/Quicksilver Productions)
Awards are voted on by the professional membership of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the trade association for the bluegrass music industry. Results of the balloting will be revealed at the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, September 26, hosted by Steep Canyon Rangers. The Awards Show is the centerpiece of World of Bluegrass Week (#WOB13), to be held September 24 – 28 in Raleigh, NC.
Hey west coast… here we come with some new songs and old favorites. Check out our schedule to see about ticket and performance details. We’ll have our new recording available at our merch boutique as well. Come say howdy!
Then we taught at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival music workshop through the week and ended playing the prime slot Saturday night to an audience of 5000 screaming fans! Below is our La Roche encore… “The Letter”