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March 31, 2011
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen Hit The Road for Southeastern Spring Tour
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen Hit The Road for Southeastern Spring Tour * Band to Perform with Multiple Outlets Including Red Barn Radio, The Billy Block Show, Music City Roots; Live from the Loveless Barn and more * FS&DK Chosen as Official Showcase Artist for IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2011

NASHVILLE, TN - Since releasing their self-titled album in August, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen have been topping the National Bluegrass Charts, earning spots in the Top 30 of theBluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey, holding at #1 for two weeks on the Roots Music Chart and continuing to hold steady chart positions in the Top 10 thus far in 2011.

If you missed Frank's star studded birthday celebration recently at the Institute Of Musical Traditions (see a review here), you won't want to miss the chance to see one of the hottest bands touring today, when they hit the road this week for multiple Southeastern U.S. promotional stops and shows along the way. The band is quickly gaining a name for themselves as one of the bright lights on the scene.

In a recent interview with AOL's The Boot, legendary comedian and bluegrass afficianado Steve Martin says he listens to a variety of bluegrass music these days, including Frank Solivan, Mike Munford on banjo, the Seldom Scene, Lonesome Highway, Blue Moon Rising, Del McCoury, the Grascals and Hot Rize.

Vintage Guitar Magazine lauded the band by saying, “Contemporary bluegrass comes in many varieties – neo-trad bands such as Del McCoury or Open Road, Nash-Vegas acts such as Rhonda Vincent or The Grascals, “newgrass” bands such as John Cowan and Sam Bush, Jam/rock/bluegrass bands like Drew Emmitt/Nershi or the Avett Brothers, and grass /jazz groups including David Grisman’s Quintet, Crooked Still, and Psychograss. Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen don’t fit into those categories; rather, they combine the energy of a hardcore traditional band with a more modern and contemporary folk-influenced sound…”

It was also recently announced that FS&DK has been chosen as one of the official showcase bands for the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass Events, Sept. 26-Oct. 2 in Nashville, TN.

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine said, "(FS&DK) have certainly ranked among the "buzz bands of 2010," and as recent 5 time nominees for the Washington Area Music Awards, the band has consistently made news in the past year and continues to do so. Don't miss this opportunity to catch them live and on the radio!

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN 2011 SOUTHEAST SPRING TOUR

03/30/11 Lexington, KY Red Barn Radio Syndicated Radio Show Time: 7:00pm. http://www.redbarnradio.com/main.html

03/31/11 Johnson City, TN Down Home Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 423-929-9822. Address: 300 W. Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Venue phone: 423-929-9822.

04/02/11 Knoxville, TN Rhythm and Blooms Festival Time: 4:00pm. LATITUDE 35 from 4:00-4:45 pm KNOXVILLE VISITOR’S CENTER FROM 10:45-11:45PM http://rhythmnbloomsfest.com/schedule/

04/03/11 Asheville, NC Mo Daddy’s Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $8. w/Travers Chandler and Avery County http://www.averycountyband.com/fr_home.cfm

04/05/11 Nashville, TN The Billy Block Show Time: 6:00pm. The Rutledge Nashville, TN. http://www.billyblock.com/home.php The Billy Block Show @ The Rutledge in Nashville, TN Stream Live Here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-billy-block-show-live

04/06/11 Nashville, TN Music City Roots Live Radio Show Time: 7:00pm. The Loveless Barn.

04/07/11 Raleigh, NC The Berkeley Cafe Time: 8:00pm. Venue phone: (919) 821-0777.

04/08/11 Washington, DC The Corner Store Time: 8:00pm. Venue phone: 202.544.5807.

04/09/11 Harrisonburg, VA Clementine Cafe Time: 8:00pm. Venue phone: 540.801.8881. INFO: http://www.clementinecafe.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.calendar Phone: 540.801.8881

04/10/11 Annapolis, MD Ram’s Head Tavern Time: 1:00pm. Box office: 410-268-4545 1pm matinee show co-billed with Fitzmaurice http://www.fitzmauriceband.com/

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