It's a surprise to some: Washington is home to a thriving bluegrass community, with bands that are getting attention beyond our region. Local bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen recently signed with an independent Nashville record label. They're also celebrating three "Wammie" awards and a new album. They join us to play some tunes from that album, "On the Edge."
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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen perform "The Letter" from their new album, "On the Edge."
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen perform "Trouble, Trouble, Trouble" on The Katy Daley Show at WAMU's Bluegrass Country in Washington, D.C.
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen perform "Good Morning Country Rain" at a house concert in Sharon, Mass.
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen perform "M-80" on The Katy Daley Show at WAMU's Bluegrass Country in Washington, D.C.
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