Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen stopped by in front of the Raleigh Convention Center to perform two songs.
“Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they were named IBMA’s 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year.(http://dirtykitchenband.com/band/)
I visited the New Hope Valley Railway in Bonsal North Carolina. Marketing Director, Peter Jasion gave us tour of the facilities. Also, I had the privilege to ride in the engine car and speak with John Morck, the engineer of the train. Thank you to everyone at the New Hope Valley Railway!!
I visited artspace art gallery and studio in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Development & Communications Associate, Mary Kay Kennedy provided an in-depth tour of artspace. During the tour, I stopped by Paul J. Gala’s and Anna Podris’s art studios.
Thank you to artspace for the tour. http://artspacenc.org
I attended the 6th Annual Public School Foundation 5K for Education in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Teachers, students, parents, families, and friends alike braved the cold rainy weather on this March Saturday morning for a great cause! To support education in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
“As a champion for local public education, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro PSF provides additional funding for innovative programs and projects that support students and teachers in our schools.” (Source: http://www.publicschoolfoundation.org)