Really Cookin’ - I Love a Dirty Kitchen


frank solivan

Last Friday night, Carol and I were honored to attend an invitation-only backyard concert at a friend’s house here in St. Augustine. We both love Bluegrass and Blues music, so we expected it to be a good evening, but we had no idea it would be so great!!

The performers were Frank Solivan and the Dirty Kitchen Band. They were fabulous. Listen to their Bluegrass version of The Letter:






And how about a little Blues . . .





This is one great band, and if you ever get a chance to see them live, jump on it!

A giant THANK YOU to Frank and the boys.

                                                             JJ

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Comments

  1. Love that, thank you...I love blue grass, fun to hear it on a non-traditional blue grass song. Only trouble with blue grass is if you listen long enough you can feel your IQ falling. I especially love a good BG guitar, do not always see them, and now Doc Watson is gone. I am going to forward this to a BG banjo playing ffriend who has gone to the dark side and changed to Bag Pipes.

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    1. joeh: My IQ is falling without it, so why not enjoy the process!

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  2. Brilliant stuff! I had never heard of them but I'd have enjoyed the concert too.

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    1. Jenny: They were great. If they ever come around, they are worth the ticket.

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  3. Great. Down and dirty soul pour'n blues. One of my favorite. The dance, West Coast Swing calls for blues music.

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    1. Manzie: Blues still get me there!

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  4. Nice band. Thanks for sharing, JJ.

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    1. Fanático_Um: You are very welcome.

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  5. LOVE that! I have become a fan of Bluegrass music in the past several years. Check out The Punch Brothers, which is a more progressive form of Bluegrass.

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    1. Michelle: Will do. Thanks for the tip.

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  6. Wow. What a treat. I imagine you and Carol really had yourselves a time. What could be better than great music enjoyed with friends???

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    1. Robin: You bet! Come for a visit soon, and we'll listen to music. Carol and I would love to see you again!

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  7. Wow! That must have made for one outstanding evening out! Love the music.

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    1. Susan: Outstanding is the perfect word!

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  8. Coll band. Hey, US Academic Decathlon is requiring high school students to read THE SUN ALSO RISES this year.

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    1. #167 Dad: Reading The Sun Also Rises changed my life. It opened the door to literature. Glad to hear it!

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  9. It's been a while, but I have heard them before. Great stuff. It reminds me of growing up and listening to my mother playing some bluegrass on her banjo for us before bed.

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    1. Gabriel: When I lived in New Hampshire, it was hard to find. In Florida, I'm lovin' it!

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  10. Sounds like a great time, indeed. I haven't listened to that type of music in some time. It's wonderful.

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    1. Miranda: Now that I live down South, I enjoy it often.

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  11. Wow, they sound awesome! And to hear them live, what a fabulous time! I wouldn't be able to sit still!

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    1. Lynn: It was awesome, and we didn't sit still!

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  12. Great music! I listened to both. Great to meet you at Susan's blog.

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    1. Carol: Thank you. Likewise. I am happy you enjoyed it!

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  13. What a fun evening. I can't remember the last time I heard live music somewhere. Way too long, I'm thinking.

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    1. Galen: In that case, it is definitely too long!

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  14. "Cool Band" not "Col Band." Someday I will learn to type.

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    1. #167 Dad: No poblem. We porgive you.

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  15. How could everybody stay seated. I'd be dancing in the aisles. Loved this band. I will keep a look out if they ever come North.

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    1. Linda: We had so much fun we almost followed them to Tampa for their next gig. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  16. Hi JJ, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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    1. Chris: Thank you so much. I would love to follow along, but I am debating Google+. I don't know much about it and I recently closed my Facebook account because I did not enjoy that medium. I will do some research. Thanks again.

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  17. Chris: Thank you so much. I would love to follow along, but I am debating Google+. I don't know much about it and I recently closed my Facebook account because I did not enjoy that medium. I will do some research. Thanks again.

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