Family Friends & Heroes is a triumph on so many levels and it is a reminder of the unbridled power of music when talent meets emotional honesty.
— Rob Dickens, No Depression (April 2016)
Frank Solivan just keeps getting better, as a songwriter, arranger, singer and, not the least, instrumentalist.
— David Morris, Bluegrass Today (March 2016)
The acoustic Family, Friends & Heroes… vibe suggests the mastery of traditional instruments and styles of singing still has value in the 21st century, a radical thought as bluegrass is not really that old.
— Steven Horowitz, PopMatters (April 2016)

With their last album earning Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen a 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album, the eagerly anticipated Family, Friends & Heroes has helped them add IBMA’s 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year to their list of accolades. This genre-stretching album provides a generous glimpse into Solivan’s work that pays homage to his family members and features the pristine playing of his closest musical heroes, including Del McCoury, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, John Cowan, Mike Bub, Shawn Camp and Megan McCormick.

 
Shaken and stirred, Solivan’s gang of grassers amount to a not-so-secret recipe that’s full of home and heart.
— Tom Netherland, Herald Courier (April 2016)
The band packs dazzling solos into dizzyingly small spaces, funneling bluegrass’s love of dexterity into pop’s love of brevity.
— Grayson Haver, Indy Week (June 2016)