Soul of the River

Brett Dawson: Guitar (electric), Vocals | Rene Felix: Drums, Vocals | Steve Hansen: Bass guitar, Vocals

Genre: Funk, Rock

Sound description: Funky rock grooves

RIYL: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Jamiroquai, Phish, Citizen Cope, Slightly Stoopid, Dispatch, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz

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Inception: San Diego, 2002

Influences: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Nick Drake, Black Keys, Shins, Led Zeppelin, the Police


Created around freestyle songwriting sessions around a fire pit, Soul of the River was formed in June 2002. The band creates a blend of songs with Steve Hansen’s abstract-yet-funky basslines, Brett Dawson's groove-based guitar style, and Rene Felix's shuffle-drumming style. Soul of the River creates a sound capable of reaching hip-hop lovers or country-music listeners.

Soul of the River has been featured on X-103.9 Alternative Radio, KUCR, and the internationally-syndicated “On the Horizon” Radio Show.The band gives out free CDs at their concerts and provides all-free downloads on their website.

Soul of the River is a strong supporter of the American Cancer Society and performs at several Relay For Life events every year as well as hosting and performing their annual “Rock for the Cure” concert to raise funds for the Riverside, Perris, and Hemet Relay for Life events.


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