With Hold On, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen plant another flag on their journey of musical exploration, delivering a set of high-octane bluegrass solidifying their reputation as one of the best bands on the progressive bluegrass scene.
There's an overarching theme of love running through the eleven tracks on Hold On, and a spirit of hope for better days ahead. Solivan says, "That spirit grew out of the experience of the past two pandemic years which took so much away from so many. The goal with this album is to bring some joy, peace and comfort to the listener."
Without a doubt, Solivan and company dazzle the listener on covers like Newgrass Revival's "Sail To Australia" (featuring John Cowan on harmony vocals), Buzz Busby's "Lost," and Orleans' "Sails," which fit nicely alongside upbeat Solivan originals "I'm Already Gone" and "Hold On," and the instrumental cooker, "Scorchin' The Gravy".