“Henry Oliver (aka Brian Olive) is ex Soledad Brothers and Greenhornes guitarist whose solo debut is a richly imbedded Stax-influenced late 60’s, early 70’s rock & roll circus. Throughout the album, Oliver introduces a colorful assortment of music, ranging from the beatnik Jazz persuasion, saddled by a little British Glam, or riving Chicago Blues.”
— Electric Soul
“If you ever heard anything by the now defunct Soledad Brothers, you’d understand why it’s exciting that former member Brian Olive has an album out. The Soledads were masters of taking a Southern rock angle to soul music, garage punk, and the blues. On his self-titled debut, Brian hones that sound down to a couple of definitive influences, staying more rootsy than garage-oriented.
His record has a nice mix of Memphis soul, ’70s Dylan, relaxing acoustic music, and, of course, a tinge of that country fried sound. But what’s most impressive about Brian’s debut is that while you can draw lines to influences and ponder on what else he sounds like, this record isn’t a ’70s Dylan clone album by a long shot. This is a well put together, well written, and well executed debut from an extremely talented dude.”
— Five Tunes