Destinations Include East and West coasts, Rockies, New Mexico, Canada

Texas —The bluegrass community has been toasting Frank Solivan &
Dirty Kitchen since the Washington, D.C. band first hit the scene, and
they’re about to pile up even more accolades with the launch of their
summer tour and the Aug. 12 release of their second Compass Records’
album, Cold Spell. From Delaware to Nevada, the band will traverse nearly 20 states (including their home) and British Columbia.

vocalist/mandolinist/fiddler Solivan and bassist Dan Booth have known
one another since they were teens in Alaska; they’re joined by banjoist
Mike Munford, winner of the 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year award,
and guitarist Chris Luquette, who won IBMA’s 2013 Instrumentalist of the
Year Momentum Award. Noted for their individual virtuosity,
well-executed interplay and close harmonies, they expertly deliver
precise, intricate compositions without ever stepping on one another’s
musical toes. Following their last release, 2013’s On the Edge, Engine 145 called Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen “one of the most exciting bands in bluegrass today.”

the quartet sparks a fiery sound so hot, summer listeners might find
themselves begging for ice cubes — or an actual cold spell. 

Here is the single Better (Days Go By) from the new album:

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen summer tour dates
 (* with Peter Rowan)

June 14 – Gypsy Sally’s, Washington, D.C.
June 18-19 – Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, Colo.
June 19 – Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, Telluride, Colo.
July 9 – Lee District Nights Summer Entertainment Series, Lee District Park, Alexandria, Va. 
July 10 – The 8×10, Baltimore
July 12 – Bluegrass on the Grass, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
July 18 & 19 – Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, N.Y.
July 25 – WAMU Black Box Theater, Washington, D.C. (album launch party)
July 26 – Macon County Heritage Center at Historic Cowee School, Franklin, N.C.
July 29 – Santa Fe Bandstand, Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, N.M. * 
July 31 – Ridgway Concert Series, Town Park (Hartwell Park), Ridgway, Colo. * 
July 31 – The Sherbino Theater, Ridgway, Colo. *
Aug. 1 – Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, Colo. *
Aug. 2 –Bluegrass and Beer Festival, River Run Village, Keystone, Colo.* 
Aug. 4 – The Myrna Loy Center, Helena, Mont.
Aug. 5 – Ruby Jewel Jamboree concert series, Ruby’s Inn on Reserve, Missoula, Mont.
Aug. 7 – The Martin Hotel, Winnemucca, Nev. 
Aug. 8 – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley, Calif.
Aug. 11 – Dead on the Creek – a Tribal Reunion, Uncle John’s Camp, Willits, Calif.
Aug. 14 – City Winery, Chicago
Aug. 16 – Larryfest, LaFarge, Wis.
Aug. 23-29 – NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Workshop & Festival, Sorrento, BC
Aug. 31 – Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, Woodstown, N.J.
Sept. 4 – The Tractor, Seattle
Sept. 5 – Alberta Rose Theater, Portland, Ore.
Sept. 6 & 7 – Sister’s Folk Festival, Sister, Ore. *
Sept. 12 – Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Sept. 13 – RiverFolk Concerts at the Cooperage, Honesdale, Pa.
Sept. 14 – Star-Spangled Spectacular/Hampstead Hill Festival, Baltimore
Sept. 14 – Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 18 – Ashland Coffee & Tea, Ashland, Va.
Sept. 19-20 – Berlin Fiddlers Convention, Berlin, Md. 

Sept. 20 – Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Sept. 30-Oct. 4 – IBMA World of Bluegrass conference and Festival, Raleigh, N.C.
Oct. 4 – Albino Skunk Music Festival, Skunk Farm, Greer, S.C.

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