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The first time on our stage
After six years with the US Navy’s elite bluegrass band Country Current, Frank Solivan, master fiddler and mandolin-player, is out on his own with signature passion and precision. With Washington D.C.-based Dirty Kitchen — an impressive rotation of musical powerhouses, including Mike Munford (banjo, vocals) Stefan Custodi(bass, vocals) and Lincoln Meyers (guitar,vocals)– Solivan builds on his smart, heartfelt style. Raised in the bluegrass tradition from California to Alaska, Solivan has been an award-winning musician almost since he was old enough to hold a fiddle, as well as a key mentor to some of bluegrass’s young stars. He lives with his wife, Leah, in Alexandria, Virginia where, when he isn’t playing and singing he can be found in his own (usually clean) kitchen.
Frank Solivan has opened for Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, Odetta, Allison Krauss and Roseanne Cash. He’s been invited to sit in with David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Tom Paxton and the Infamous Stringdusters. Solivan has played all over the country for audiences from the Alaska Folk Festival to the National Mall on the Fourth of July, to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, the California Bluegrass Association’s Grass Valley Festival, the Kennedy Center and the Grand Ole Opry. Solivan has recorded with Rob Ickes, Byron House, David Grier, Kathy Chiavola, Shadd Cobb, Jesse Cobb, Arlo Guthrie, Terry Eldridge, Megan McCormick, Ginger Boatwright and the late great John Hartford.