Chris Luquette is a 2 time Grammy nominated guitarist from Seattle Washington. He spent 11 years touring with renowned progressive bluegrass combo Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.
FSDK performed on 4 continents, played the legendary Grand Ol Opry in Nashville twice, and made appearances at such festivals as Telluride Bluegrass, Wintergrass, RockyGrass and DelFest.
A 2013 recipient, he was the first musician to win the IBMA’s first Momentum award for an instrumentalist. With Dirty Kitchen , Chris also received multiple IBMA awards, and 2 Grammy nominations for the records Cold Spell and If You Can’t Stand The Heat on Compass records(Nashville).
Since 2017 Chris has been based in Brooklyn NY, and has continued to tour the mid Atlantic, east and west coasts profusely. While having a combined gig totally of nearly 175 dates in 2022.
A member of the Mona’s Monday Night Bluegrass Session house band, he’s hosted several renowned bluegrass sessions in NYC, and regularly appears at local music clubs such as Rockwood, Sunny’s, Skinny Dennis and others when not on the road.
An accomplished teacher, along with teaching private lessons for nearly 15 years, he’s been invited to teach at prestigious music and guitar camps such as Delfest Academy, RockyGrass Academy, California Coast Music Camp, Northwest Flatpicking Camp, Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week, La Roche Bluegrass Camp(France) American and Midwest Banjo camps and more.
Chris’ solo recordings include 2019’s ‘The Way I View The World’, and 2022’s ‘City Suite For Two Guitars’, both released to critical acclaim. Both recordings can be heard on such stations as Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction, KBCS’s Bluegrass Ramble, WVBR’s Salt Creel Show and many more.
In 2023 his solo projects will take him to Europe twice, with gigs and music camps in Spain and Portugal.
Currently listening to: AC/DC, Norman Blake, Neil Young, Crazy Horse,Tony Rice, Weezer, Allman Brothers Band, Sea Level, Kenny Baker, Mike Munford, Noam Pikelney, Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams…
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