There’s A Booth in the Dirty Kitchen!

Image634557508539690000Danny Booth, formerly of Colorado’s Spring Creek  and the Kathy Kallick band has been filling in on bass with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen.  He did such a wonderful job they had to offer him the position.  After talking it over with the Spring Creek team Danny decided Dirty Kitchen was his new home. His first show as an official member will be at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California on December 1st.
We are so excited to have such a powerhouse join the band! Danny is not only an incredible musician and singer, but a first rate human being. I was only 18 years old when I moved to Alaska and started playing music with his dad Greg. Dan continually got better on the bass, guitar and mandolin. He even took a couple of mandolin lessons from me at one point. Only a teenager, Dan became proficient enough to start playing in the band his dad and I played in, Rank Strangers. I was fortunate enough to watch him grow into the professional musician he is today. I am thrilled and honored to have someone that is like family be in the band.”  - Frank Solivan
Hailing from the Chugach mountains near Anchorage, Alaska, Danny Booth grew up in a thriving bluegrass and country music family and community. His first "gig" was at age 12 with Doug Dillard and Ginger Boatwright at a bluegrass camp concert. Heavily influenced by his father Greg, a master of pedal steel, dobro and banjo, Danny soon graduated to join his dad in the seminal Alaskan bluegrass band, Rank Strangers. There he met an 18 year old fiddler/mandolinist named Frank Solivan. To most people, growing up in Alaska doesn't suggest a strong musical background, but they haven't heard Dan or Frank!
Danny's own style and sound has been influenced by some of the greatest bassists of acoustic music: Todd Phillips, Mike Bub, Mark Shatz, Barry Bales, Byron House and Edgar Meyer. His supportive bass lines are laden with excellent timing, feel, powerful tone and fluid technique. Danny recalls, "My dad was never shy about telling me when something didn't work... that gave me the perfectionist attitude I have today." 
In addition to Danny’s impeccable bass playing, he is a remarkable singer. He’s known for his powerful lead and seamlessly blended harmony vocals. "Working with Kathy Kallick taught me a lot about blending harmonies. Combining voices is like rubbing two sticks together - when done correctly it can catch on fire!"
Danny has toured with the Kathy Kallick Band, Laurie Lewis, Spring Creek, Bearfoot, and even performed with Dr. Ralph Stanley. He is the newest member of Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen and brings his own musical voice and vision to this rising band. Stand by to be blown away when Danny Booth gets up to the mic.

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