North Bend Grange hosts national band Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

One of the hottest new bands in the American roots/bluegrass scene, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, will perform a concert at the Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave SE in North Bend, 7 p.m. Friday, May 18. The Washington, D.C.-based band has been getting rave reviews wherever they’ve performed.

“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!” said 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. “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 flatpicking guitarists in the Northwest.  Luquette was with Northern Departure, a band that 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 in Snoqualmie, and from the Sallal Grange at  For information and directions, send e-mail to, or call (425) 888-0825.

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