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 interviewed Doni and Eric of Nefesh Mountain at the IBMA World of Bluegrass.
“Nefesh Mountain are the pioneers of a new sound where Jewish Spirit and Soul meet with Bluegrass and Old-time musical traditions. Founders, husband and wife team Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff, blend their love for both of these rich traditions and have created new genre that marries these two seemingly disparate worlds. Since the recent release of their Debut album with bluegrass greats Sam Bush, Mark Schatz, Scott Vestal, Rob Ickes, and Gary Oleyar, they are winning the hearts of audiences nationwide.” (www.nefeshmountain.com)
Thank you to Doni and Eric of Nefesh Mountain stopping by the Sir Walter Raleigh Statue for an interview and performance!
This is my third consecutive year attending the IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference and Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina. I met with Flatt Lonesome in front of the Sir Walter Raleigh Statue at the Convention Center.
Thank you to the entire band and IBMA for the interview!
Alex “Gordez” Gorodezky, an Ukrainian Jewish Spanish influenced guitar player, composer and music teacher, specializing in Classical, Flamenco, Jazz and World Music, with over 30 years of experience in music education, theater, live performance and studio environments.
Alex started playing classical guitar at age of eleven and graduated from Glier Music College in Kiev, Ukraine, as a jazz performer (guitar), arranger and composer. In 1988 he debuted at the International Jazz Festival in Ukraine and then started touring performing jazz, and World music. At this time he started thinking about how to infuse world music with jazz vocabulary. In 1991 Alex moved to Israel, and became a part of the Gesher Theater Company where he explored the theatrical application of his original works. Four years later Alex moved to U.S., and currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his family.