Internationally Known Washington D.C. Bluegrass Band Performs In The Valley For The First Time

One of the hottest new bands in the American Roots/Bluegrass scene, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, will hold a concert at the Sallal Grange in North Bend on Friday, May 18th, at 7:00PM .  The Washington D.C. based band has been getting rave reviews wherever they’ve performed.

“Interesting, innovative, talented and impressive are a few of the words reviewers have used to describe Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen…. All true…” says Katy Daley, an award-winning DJ at WAMU radio in Washington, D.C.

“I can’t believe how lucky we are to have Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen perform in North Bend! They’re amazing musicians and very entertaining!” noted Valley resident Trisha Tubbs, an active member of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and co-producer of IBMA’s 2010 Annual Awards Show in Nashville, Tennessee. “They were one of the featured headline bands this year at the award-winning Wintergrass Music Festival in Bellevue, Washington and they were a huge hit.  Audience members of all ages loved them!”

A recent addition to the band is Puget Sound area guitarist, Chris Luquette, one of the best flat-picking guitarists in the Northwest.  Luquette was with the band, Northern Departure, when it took second place in the 2011 Experience Music Project’s (EMP) Battle of the Bands contest.

The band does an eclectic range of songs that include bluegrass, pop, jazz, country, folk, rock and more with a hard-driving style. “Band members are some of the best musicians and fastest “pickers” that people will ever get a chance to see,” added Tubbs.

Opening for Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen will be the popular local band, Down the Road, featuring Valley residents Cathi Davidson, Gary Davidson and John Tubbs.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Twede’s Café in North Bend, The Nursery at Mount Si in North Bend, Carmichael’s Hardware Store in Snoqualmie and on the Sallal Grange’s website at  For information and directions, email

The Sallal Grange is located at 12912 – 432nd Ave SE, North Bend, WA.  They can be reached at (425) 888-0825

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