Featured on Paste Magazine's 2008 Sampler entitled 'The Best Of What's Next' 'the band sounds remarkably like a cross between Little Feat and the Band' - NC Times "...comforting sound of being in the middle of a road trip...the vocals capture the nostalgia of the past, while the funky bass and power guitar ballads embody the optimism of undiscovered possibilities.' - Relix Magazine 'If you can imagine U2's Bono fronting the E Street Band with a couple of the Heartbreakers sitting in, you might have some idea of what the Riders sound like. Their brand of rock is firmly rooted in Americana, but their excursions into other styles reveal their versatility and sense of musical adventure...This is a band that has distilled it's influences into a very coherent and focused musical statement.' - San Diego Troubadour ''Coalinga' is a classic bit of country-rock: catchy melody, perfect bridge, nice guitar solos. It'd be a huge hit if radio still cared about breaking new artists. 'Toby's Song' is also a hit in waiting ---- an uptempo little rocker...a touch of Atlanta Rhythm Section or Widespread Panic, and the rhythm section is as supple as a good jazz combo' - North County News 'Great lyrics, memorable melodies, and a classic rock sound you always loved and always will. Roll down your windows, breathe in deep and sing out strong with the Riders' - WFDU - NJ 'Bruce Springsteen+ Bob Dylan + Bruce Hornsby + The Band = The Riders' - From The Future Music '...this is a topnotch American-rock record' - Dan Bolles - Seven Days, VT 'the skill exhibited by all the players here is undeniable' - San Diego Citybeat.