Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival 2018
LINE DRIVE | Hail Mike Munford. I’d seen ‘Line Drive’, taken from their 2010 self-titled debut release, on the YouTubes (there’s a Music City Roots clip out there from August 2012 as captured in Nashville’s The Loveless Barn), saw it well before this 2018 Bluegrass Island jaunt. But with Dirty Kitchen live is where it’s at.
CHRIS LUQUETTE | Chris Luquette, 2013 IBMA Momentum Award recipient for Instrumentalist of the Year. The boy can play, as he proves on this epic six-plus-minute guitar solo.
CRACK OF NOON | Last one. ‘Crack of Noon’ taken off Dirty Kitchen’s latest 2019 release If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass Album – their previous album release, 2014’s Cold Spell, was also Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass Album.
I spoke to Frank backstage, friendly first forays as I queried the viability of getting them to Ireland for a set or two sometime in the future (no stranger to Europe, Dirty Kitchen had only recently returned from a European tour).
“We’re expensive, but worth it,” I was told.