Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen was among the nominees named in a recent announcement by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Already the 2014 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year, the band garnered a repeat nomination in that category as well as a nomination for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for their tune, “Yeah Man,” from the album, Cold Spell.
Cold Spell, the band’s acclaimed second release for Compass Records, entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at No. 3 and was nominated for a Best Bluegrass Album Grammy. A sizzling collection of traditional and progressive bluegrass sounds, the album features tight arrangements, soulful harmonies and fiery instrumentals. Guest artists include Leon Alexander, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Rob Ickes and Megan McCormick.
The group’s past IBMA nods include Solivan’s nomination for 2014 Male Vocalist of the Year and Mandolin Player of the Year, and Mike Munford’s win for 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year. Also a past winner, Chris Luquette received the 2013 IBMA Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Winners will be announced during an awards presentation on October 1 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to their appearance in Raleigh, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen will be entertaining audiences nationwide during a busy fall 2015 tour.
Upcoming dates include:
Aug. 27 – Pickin’ In the Park – Paonia, Colo.
Aug. 28 – Animas City Theatre Presented by DAM – Durango, Colo.
Aug. 29 – Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival – Santa Fe, N.M.
Sept. 4-5 – Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival – Corner Brunswick, Maine
Sept. 11 – The 8X10 – Baltimore, Md.
Sept. 12 – Bright Box Theater – Winchester, Va.
Sept. 16 – Americana Music Festival – Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 26 – The Holly Inn – Mount Holly Springs, Pa.
Sept. 27 – American Roots Music Series at Hill Center Sponsored by Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Quicksilver Productions – District of Columbia
Oct. 2 – Wide Open Bluegrass – Raleigh, N.C.
Oct. 3 – Three Sisters Festival – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Oct. 10 – Hatterasity Bluegrass Block Party – Hatteras, N.C.
Oct. 14 – Music City Roots Live from The Factory – Franklin, Tenn.
Oct. 16 – The Station Inn – Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 17 – Isis, Asheville, N.C.