“All the trappings of a classic, a record that might have at one time emerged from the down home environs of Muscle Shoals or Stax Studios. They don’t make music as earthy as this anymore, but Etheridge has clearly tapped into a soul and spirit that’s transformative in a very singular way.” -- Lee Zimmerman, No Depression
"Riley Etheridge Jr has delivered a timeless album that plays off of the age-old tenet of ‘if only I knew then what I know now...(his) sound shows that you don’t need a whole load of gimmicks and studio wizardry to make fantastic music." -- PopCultureZ
"When I first put this album on, I felt like I had walked into a Southern Baptist Church that was singing with the passion and fire that only they can." -- raisedbygypsies.com
“Etheridge’s voice has a natural scratch…there’s authenticity and warmth in his vocals. You can hear him seeking out a personal connection to the listener, and the way he conveys the inner workings of his broken heart, you’ll appreciate his bare honesty.” – Maeri Fergusson, No Depression
Riley Etheridge Jr. taps into a soul and spirit that’s transformative in a very singular way. Nothing grabs your attention more than Etheridge’s clever word play and finesse with the language of love, lust, and loss. On Friday November 11th, Etheridge, who tours regularly with Leon Russell, stops at The Shedd's Jaqua Concert Hall on tour in support of his newest CD, Secrets, Hope & Waiting (Rock Ridge Music, September 9, 2016), a timeless album that plays off of the age-old tenet of ‘if only I knew then what I know now...’.