Frank Solivan is a mandolinist, recording artist, composer, and leader of the progressive bluegrass band Dirty Kitchen.
On this Frank Solivan Interview: moving from California to Alaska and hustling like crazy to start his music career, joining the Navy and the ups and downs that came along with this… forming Dirty Kitchen and finally achieving the dream of being an independent artist, being “forced” to sing and the surprise once he started, dealing with the loss of his mom, trusting the universe, making a healthy lifestyle change, being less direct with people and more. GREAT convo! If you’d like to support this show:  Frank Solivan is a mandolinist, fiddle player, guitarist, composer, solo artist & leader of the progressive bluegrass band Dirty Kitchen. Frank has 3 solo LPs & 4 LPs with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. The band has won Int’l. Bluegrass Music Association Instrumental Group of the year, twice... 2 of their LPs have been nominated for Grammys... Chris Luquette & Mike Munford have both received IBMA awards for guitar and banjo playing, and Frank has one of THE best voices I’ve ever heard. Subscribe  Facebook: Instagram: 
This week's guest is the newly Grammy nominated mandolin player Frank Solivan! Since leaving the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Their respect and deep understanding of the tradition collides, live on stage, with jazz virtuosity creating an unforgettable, compelling performance. Be sure to check out Frank Solivan and the Dirty Kitchen at their Website or on Instagram HERE and HERE Be sure to go to check out all of my sponsors from this week's episode! [The Mandolin Cafe] ( The best restaurant in all of Charleston, PROHIBITION And don't forget to go to SOUNDSLICE to check out their incredible lesson series with Don Stiernberg! Get 20% off when you use the promo code MANDOLINBEER
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Mar 7th, 1977
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
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3 hours, 16 minutes
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