Frank Solivan’s Cooking Class in Washington D.C. Rocks
In celebration of his recently released CD, On The Edge, Frank Solivan & his Dirty Kitchen band recently put on a series of cooking, dining and music events at The Hill Center (an old Naval Hospital admitting its first patient in 1866!) in Washington D.C. DeathbedFood® Videographer (Jesse Gift) and I were on hand to capture the highlights. As Part 1 of our coverage, we’ll share video of Frank’s cooking class in preparation for the festivities to come – with Frank playing some killer bluegrass music in the process.
But first, just who IS Frank & his Dirty Kitchen? The band was named because of their “Dirty Kitchen Experience” (where Frank blends his incredible cooking skills and hospitality to create truly memorable food & music events). If you’re into bluegrass, you probably know him. But, if you’re like me and never really heard it before, it may be enough to know his band is among the best in the genre. Bluegrass Unlimited, a founding member of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), may say it best:
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen have certainly ranked among the ‘buzz’ bluegrass bands … a razor sharp, confident quartet influenced by a broad range of the last four decades of bluegrass music development.
After I got to see him live in DC, I understood why.
In this exclusive DeathbedFoodTV video, you’ll see why as well as:
- How his musical roots go way back with how he grew up – surrounded by family playing music from bluegrass to blues to show tunes;
- Some cool cooking techniques;
- Mighty fine fiddle playing; and
- Impromptu singing with his wife and friends.
It’s hard not to appreciate bluegrass when you’re surrounded by Frank’s infectious music. As his wife, Leah, put it, he and his family just “bring the music out of you.”
Stay tuned for more DeathbedFoodTV videos of Frank & his Dirty Kitchen’s music … promise, it’s a “treat” for any music fan. Meantime, Frank may be followed on his website, Facebook Fan Page or Twitter (@FrankSolivan).