““Soteria,” Cadiz’s first solo album since 2005’s “Rise Up and Walk,” is a quieter, more ruminative affair, often the spare expression of man and guitar. It collects a lifetime of influences both musical and spiritual into a document the singer calls a snapshot of this moment in time."”
"Santino's voice is fantastic, coy, and definitely a thrill. I love the raw, raspy timbre of his voice"
"The music is slow and wanders, and listening is good fun." Santino's band Sar Shalom was voted the #1 band in Corvallis, OR 2009
"This album has a mellow acoustic feel that I am normally not a fan of, I like the hard stuff. But Cadiz's sound is too heartfelt and genuine for me to dismiss. It is smooth and the instrumentation is tight,but the the real soul of the piece of art is Cadiz's lyrics. If you want to listen to a truly gifted musician pour out his soul through his voice and his guitar. then show up and listen up. You might find yourself commiserating with Santino's story.
"a notoriously addictive groove, a splash of reggae dashed with hip-hop and other expertly rendered forms, driving bodies to dance floors, transcendence to minds."