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FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN EARN 4 IBMA AWARD NOMINATIONS
INCLUDING INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
2013 Banjo Award Winner Mike Munford & Vocalist/Mandolinist Solivan Receive Nods;
Good News Continues with Cold Spell Entering Billboard Bluegrass Chart at No. 3
AUSTIN, Texas — Hot on the heels of their Aug. 12 Compass Records release, Cold Spell,
Washington, D.C.’s Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen learned they
received multiple 2014 International Bluegrass Music Award nominations,
including a repeat nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year. And
last week, the album entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Music Chart with a
Hot Shot Debut at No. 3.
Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association also
nominated bandleader Solivan for Male Vocalist of the Year and Mandolin
Player of the Year, and 2013 Banjo Player of the Year winner Mike
Munford earned another nomination for that award. In 2013, guitarist
Chris Luquette received the Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the
Year, a performance award. The band, which also includes bassist Danny
Booth, was nominated for Recorded Event of the Year and Emerging Artist
of the Year in addition to the Instrumental Group nod.
25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards will take place
October 2 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Memorial
Auditorium in Raleigh, N.C., as part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Week.
addition to appearing in Raleigh, the band’s got a full schedule of
tour dates through October, starting with a week in Sorrento, British
Columbia, at the Nimble Fingers Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival.
(See list below.)
their appearance in June at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, No
Depression’s Jake Schepps wrote: “Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen,
with their blazing IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Mike Munford, put on a
fantastic show … I love this band. Great energy and superlative
And a cybergrass.com reviewer enthused, “Cold Spell
will solidify [the band’s] position as torchbearers for the new
generation of progressive bands taking bluegrass from its traditional
roots to a younger and broader audience.”
The band’s 2013 Compass Records debut, On The Edge,
reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart. With guests
Leon Alexander, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Rob Ickes and Megan McCormick, Cold Spell is poised to do the same. For a look at what the excitement’s about, view their performance of “No Life in This Town,” recorded by videographer Dan Foldes at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen tour dates
Aug. 23-29 – NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival, Sorrento, B.C., Canada
Aug. 31 – Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, Woodstown, N.J.
Sept. 4 – The Tractor Tavern, Seattle
Sept. 5 – Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, Ore.
Sept. 6-7 – Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, Ore. (with Peter Rowan)
Sept. 12 – Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Sept. 13 – The Cooperage (RiverFolk Concerts), Honesdale, Pa.
Sept. 14 –Hill Center (American Roots Music Series), Washington, D.C.