Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Bluegrass Band

Big night at the WAMMIES

Last night March 15th, was Washington Area Music Association’s annual big night of WAMMIE awards. Honoring Washington Area’s music, musicians and songwriters. FS&DK was awarded 8 of the 9 WAMMIES they were nominated for.

“What an incredible honor it is for us to be recognized in such a large way. Many thanks to all the voters and supportive music enthusiasts in the mid atlantic region!”

Artist of the year – FS&DK

Album of the year – Cold Spell

Song of the year – “Cold Spell”

Musician of the year – Frank Solivan

Songwriter of the year – Frank Solivan

Bluegrass Vocalist of the Year – Frank Solivan

Bluegrass Recording of the Year – “Cold Spell”

Bluegrass Duo/Group of the Year – FS&DK

Frank playing with EARLS OF LEICESTER

That’s right… Frank will be sitting in with The Earls of Leicester Feb 26th through March 8th. Come on out and have some fun with some classic Flatt and Scruggs music. Here’s the rundown…

2/26: Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center -
2/27: Hopewell, VA – The Beacon Theatre Hopewell -
2/28: DC Bluegrass Union Festival -
3/1: Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall -
3/3: Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts – Music that Matters – Art that Inspires -
3/4: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club -
3/5: South Orange, NJ – South Orange Performing Arts Center -
3/6: New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club -
3/7: Philadelphia, PA – The Colonial Theatre-
3/8: Charlestown, WV – Mountain Stage – WV Culture Center -

Grand Prize – Mid Atlantic Song Contest

We are excited to announce that two FS&DK songs were honored Sunday, Jan 25 at the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Gala held at Jammin’ Java. Not only did “COLD SPELL” and “CHIEF TAGHKANIC” take gold in both the country/bluegrass and instrumental categories respectively, but the song, “COLD SPELL” won the OVERALL GRAND PRIZE!


You heard us right. The new project, COLD SPELL is in The Grammys mix with some other wonderful Compass Records artists. It’s up for Bluegrass Album of the Year and the song, “Say It Isn’t So” written by Frank’s cousin, Megan McCormick is also up for American Folk Performance. Who’s excited?!

COLD SPELL Interview

Here’s a new video of the band getting interviewed in the COMPASS RECORDS “Outlaw” studio. Giving some more insight into their roles as band members and their outlook on Dirty Kitchen’s musical approach.


COLD SPELL #3 ON Billboard Chart

It’s true! Cold Spell is in the number 3 spot on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart this week just under Alan Jackson at #2 and Nickel Creek at #1. We are all super excited. Many thanks for everyone’s support in getting us here!

4 IBMA Award Nominations!

International Bluegrass Music Association award nominations were announced at their yearly press conference yesterday on Music City Roots. FS&DK came through with 4 nominations. We are stoked to say the least! The complete nominations list can be found HERE.

Nominations include:

Instrumental Group of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year (Frank Solivan)

Mandolin Player of the Year (Frank Solivan)

Banjo Player of the Year (Mike Munford)

A Message from Frank Solivan

Quicksilver Productions is saddened to share this note from Frank Solivan, regarding the loss of his mother, Lorene.

“My beautiful and talented Mother, Lorene Elizabeth Gift Solivan, eased out of this world Sunday, July 27 around 1:30pm. She was surrounded by people that loved her… singing songs, smiling and crying. Love poured out of that ICU room. I whispered comforting things in her ear, kissed her forehead many times and held her hand so she would not have to do it alone. 

 Everyone that had a chance to meet her was positively impacted. She made everyone feel good and will forever continue to do so. 

 Warm thanks to all that have sent their condolences and those that have shared your experiences with her. She had a remarkable spirit indeed. Please tell the ones you care about how deeply you feel for them and send positive energy to the universe for peace. 

 I will celebrate her everyday.”  

A Life Celebration will be held at a later date yet to be determined.  In lieu of flowers, Frank and his family ask that honorariums be made to your local women’s shelter.  Cards may be mailed to:

Frank Solivan
Quicksilver Productions

1341 H St NE, Suite 101-B
Washington, DC 20002

See where Frank gets his great voice and rhythm from Frank’s birthday show at the Institute of Musical Traditions, March 7, 2011.


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