Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Critically acclaimed bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Band will perform at Northeastern Illinois University on Friday, May 15.

Since leaving his native Alaska, Frank Solivan has built a reputation in the Washington music scene with his impressive skills on the mandolin and the help of his band, Dirty Kitchen Band. The Dirty Kitchen Band is made up of 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association banjoist of the year Mike Munford, award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and doghouse bassist Dan Booth.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Band integrate bluegrass and newgrass with singing and songwriting to craft a sound that is unique to this genre. This distinct sound has propelled the group to achieve massive feats nationally, including a Grammy nomination for best bluegrass album for their latest LP, “Cold Spell,” an eight-award sweep at the 2015 WAMMIES, and IBMA’s 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year.

The band will perform at the University’s Recital Hall, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $5 to $25 and can be purchased online or by calling (773) 442-4636.

This performance is presented as a part of the Jewel Box Series, an eight-concert professional performing arts series presented by Northeastern Illinois University’s Office of Cultural Events.