Shaken and stirred, Solivan’s gang of grassers amount to a not-so-secret recipe that’s full of home and heart.Solivan and Dirty Kitchen feature a flexible sound. They’re schooled well in the traditional sounds of bluegrass including Flatt and Scruggs and such progressive bluegrassers as Tony Rice.
“My ‘sound’ is constantly changing and evolving,” Solivan said. “We’re constantly trying to figure out what works best for us.”
Consider their stocked pantry of influences. Solivan digs Ray Charles, Tower of Power, Elvis, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Banjoist Mike Munford leans toward J.D. Crowe. Others in the band love rock, country, bluegrass – whatever tugs their ear.
“We come together with all of these wonderful sounds,” Solivan said.