Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Bluegrass Band

Mandolin Intensive/Dinner

FOCUS: MYSTERY OF IMPROVISATION/DINNER PREPARED BY FRANK

March 8th 1pm-7pm at Corner Store Arts 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE Washington, DC

Just off of the Eastern Market Metro stop.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS AN ATTENDEE

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.

SCHEDULE…

1pm-3pm
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

3pm-4pm
Open jam and practice

4pm-5:30pm
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.

5:30pm-7pm
Dinner/Jam: Enjoy one of Frank’s “One Pot Wonders” (chile verde) followed by mando jam

SHOW UPDATE – Caffe Lena is Canceled!

Friday January 3rd, 2014 show at Caffe Lena is CANCELED due to blizzard weather, unsafe road conditions and road closures! We will reschedule for a later date.

Stay tuned friends,

FS&DK

International Bluegrass Association Award Nominations!

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.

Back from France

Oh boy! We had a blast! Wonderful folks, incredible food, unmatched  hospitality and enthusiastic audiences. What more could you want?

We started in Craponne at Country Rendez-vous Festival. Incredible crowd to say the least. We ended up playing two encores!

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”

We can’t wait for our next trip to Europe.

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