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"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.96."
"This is one of 20 releases that Audio File columnist and local music guru Vanessa Franko has highlighted as the top of the Inland Empire music scene for 2011."
“Instead of Jack Johnson they sound more comparable to The Clash or The Police, are more savvy, why Soul of the River is a remarkable rock band. (Translated from German)”
“Among last year’s strongest local efforts, the music displays influences from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, and Jack Johnson.”
“The self-titled release from the Riverside outfit is a true album, not just a bunch of songs from the jam band, but a coherent collection that takes the listener on the journey of the band since it started, complete with psychedelic album art and demarcations of sides A and B.”
““Best Roots” Winners at the 2010 Inland Empire Music Awards”
"Best Classic Rock" winners at the 2009 IE Music Awards.
“A three-piece progressive (yet chill) rock band, with sounds best heard with a drink in hand (whether it’s a diet coke or a margarita) gets the hips swaying and the feet tapping—and what band wouldn’t with song titles like “Sex in the Morning?””
“Live muss diese Band der absolute Hammer sein, wenn man von ihren Studioproduktionen darauf schließen kann.”
“A full-length album—three years in the making, so you know it’s gonna be good—is set to street in either October or November.”
“If you like DMB, you will love the band Soul of the River from California.”
“The IE Rock for the Cure is Back”
“True, songs like “Sweet as the Sky” and “We’ve Gone Crazy” remind us of a Pearl Jam beach party, if Vedder turned surfer-bro (brohan?), that is, but we’d nip the Curious George affiliation in the bubbly-toe.”
“Soul of the River caught my attention by accident. Before the summer last year I followed a series of links and found their Myspace Music page. I listened to one of their more popular songs and immediately fell in love with their sound.”
“Group Traces its Roots to Party Jams ”
"Oh to think Mr. McDoodle / What will happen if there's no music for your noodle? / Don't you fret, the funky rock grooves I will deliver / I will bring forth, The Soul Of the River."