BRATTLEBORO -- Twilight Music presents an evening of cookin’ bluegrass and new acoustic roots music by Virginia-based quartet Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Solivan is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who sings with power and passion, writes Americana songs that go straight to the heart and combines elements of classic bluegrass with contemporary acoustic music. After six years performing with the United States Navy’s country/bluegrass band Country Current, he formed Dirty Kitchen, a group of some of the best bluegrass players on the scene today. Their self-titled debut album made Best of 2010 lists from coast to coast. In 2012, Solivan’s bluegrass cover of Kate Wolf’s "Across the Great Divide" was included in the Putumayo compilation CD "Bluegrass."
In addition to Solivan (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Dirty Kitchen features Danny Booth (acoustic bass, vocals), Mike Munford (banjo) and Chris Luquette (guitar). Hailing from the Chugach mountains near Anchorage, Alaska, Booth has toured with the Kathy Kallick Band, Spring Creek and Bearfoot, and has performed Ralph Stanley. Known for his impeccable timing, exquisite tone and jaw-dropping technique, banjoist Mike Munford has shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, the Rice Brothers, Lynn Morris and Tony Trischka. Newest band member, 21 year-old Seattle guitarist Chris Luquette seamlessly crosses between world, jazz, rock and bluegrass music.