Following Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen’s GRAMMY nomination, IBMA Award, and top prize in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, bandleader Frank Solivan continues the pace in 2016 with a solo release, Family, Friends & Heroes. Available March 4, the 14-song collection pays homage to Solivan’s family members and features the pristine playing of his musical heroes. Special guests include Del McCoury,Sam Bush, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, and more. Recorded in an intimate, living-room style, Family, Friends & Heroes is a glimpse into Solivan’s heart. Highlights are plenteous and include a take of “Pretty Woman”, with Del McCoury on high harmony, “Wayfaring Stranger”, featuring the vocals of Lorene Solivan (Frank’s late mother); “The Fishing Song”, written by Ty Smith (Frank’s cousin); “Are You Missing Me”, featuring Frank’s cousin, Megan McCormick(Jenny Lewis); and “Leaving On A Jet Plane”, featuring John Cowan’s mighty tenor.
“It’s a toast to the things that matter in life and testimony to how good music can feel when talent is fused with soul and sincerity.” —Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots