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30th Joe Val Bluegrass Music Festival Feb 13-15

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalJoin the Boston Bluegrass Union as they celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. They have a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Their 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. 2015 is the 30th Anniversary of this wonderful event.

30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival February 13-15, 2015

Del McCoury BandBoston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – New England’s premier roots music festival, the 30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU), will take place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2015, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA. Year after year, this nationally acclaimed celebration of bluegrass music continues to win new converts while delighting seasoned veterans.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Win Instrumental Group of the Year

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenAustin, TX -- Washington, D.C. area bluegrass quartet Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named Instrumental Group of the Year at the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, held Thursday evening in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts.

MerleFest Announces Midnight Jam Lineup, Other Collaborations

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Photo by Joe ShymanskiWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest – presented by Lowe’s and slated this year for April 24-27, 2014 – has released the full lineup of confirmed performers for the festival’s Midnight Jam, the Saturday after-hours hootenanny that has produced artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival’s history. Additionally, the festival has provided a listing of many of the special collaborations expected at MerleFest 2014, pointing out the many “must see” artistic combinations that have made the yearly gathering in Wilkesboro, N.C., so legendary.

Graves Mountain Festival Celebrates 20th Year With Eclectic Musical Offering

Graves Mountain 20th AnniversarySyria, VA -- The Graves Family and Festival Organizers are proud to announce the 20th Year of the Graves Mountain Festival of Music to be held at the Graves Lodge in Syria, Virginia May 31st, June 1st, and 2nd this year. The talent line up for the festival includes some of the biggest names in bluegrass and Americana music to include the Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Cleverlys, The Gibson Brothers, The Quebe Sisters, Balsam Range, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Belfry Fellows (formerly known as Rockin' Acoustic Circus), and Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen to name a few. Tickets are on sale now for the event.

Chris Luquette Joins the Ensemble of Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Frank solivan and Dirty KitchenFrank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen started off the year pretty hot and heavy. Except for the temperatures on their "Way Up North To Alaska Tour" in January. It wasn't very hot there. It was minus 35 when we landed in Fairbanks! The band's good friend Chris Luquette filled in on guitar for us up north. He did an incredible job. In fact, he did so well, they offered him the job. The official public announcement of his new venture with Dirty Kitchen was from stage at Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival in Bellevue, Washington last month.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen Bring in 2012 with New Pickers and Show

Danny BoothFrank Solivan closed out 2011 with Danny Booth's first tour as an official member of Dirty Kitchen and it was Lincoln's last performances with the band. Lincoln wanted to start spending more time at home off the road. as you all know, FS&DK is really starting to ramp up. Frank says, "Linc is a dear friend and awesome musician. We support his next chapter. The whole FS&DK team would like to thank him for his commitment to the band and all the great music and shared experiences."

December Starts with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage

Danny BoothBerkeley, California's traditional music coffee house, Freight & Salvage will start off December with an outstanding performance by one of bluegrass music's most entertaining groups, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse is an all-ages performance venue. Coffee, teas, sodas, desserts, and light snacks are available at the Freight food counter. They also have beer and wine available for sale in their lobby.

Danny Booth Joins Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Danny BoothNashville, TN -- Bluegrass favorites Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen are excited to announce the addition of bass player Danny Booth to their band's official lineup. Booth, originally from Anchorage, AK has been playing with Spring Creek from Colorado for over a year. Prior to Spring Creek, he played with Kathy Kallick and his own band, 49 Special. FS&DK asked him if he could fill in for a few weeks while Spring Creek was off and as a result of a job well done, FS&DK has offered him the position permanently. Booth's first show as an official member will be at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California on December 1st.

Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music Presents Bluegrass and Roots Concerts

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenBrandywine Friends of Old Time Music (BFOTM) have announced a new round of concerts that will definitely warm up the fall and winter season. The series kicks off with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen follwed by Joe Herrmann & David McLaughlin, Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass, BeauSoleil and Marcia Ball, Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, and a Tribute to Bill Monroe featuring Peter Rowan, Tony Rice and the Travelin' McCourys. Now, that's a hot list of entertainment.

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