""Arresting" is arguably one of the best compliments a song can receive: a song powerful enough that gets you to stop for a minute; a song that miraculously forces you to pay attention; a song that moves you, that reminds you that there's still a part inside of you able to feel. NYC songwriter Chris Riffle's latest single "Nothing But the Waves" is such a song..." - THE DELI MAGAZINE
"Chris is venturing down paths of reflection, nostalgia, confession, second-guessing, and words that are more often than not found in someone’s diary. This is wine drinking music." - NO DEPRESSION
"Riffle has become my new favorite, male singer. A perfect match of material, music, and voice. UNBELIEVABLE." - AUDIO FUZZ
"'Nothing But the Waves' is unique and unusual enough for me to fall in love with it (I think I've listened to this more than 10 times in the last 2 hours). I love the delicacy of Chris, his persona, and his voice." - QUEEN BEETCH
"There's enough in it, mainly due to Riffle's silky smooth delivery and this shimmering organ, that we can dine happy on the Chris Isaak-isms without it upsetting us in the least." - BACKSEAT MAFIA
PEOPLE THAT MATTER - REVOLUTION 360
"Each song performed by Riffle was done with sweet sincerity and quiet elegance that is achieved by so few" -
NICOLE LOGATTO, CULTUREMOB
Georgetown Radio: Artist of the Week: Chris Riffle
"Ex-pat Chris Riffle, one of the best voices you'll ever hear, is making his way back to Bellingham... In all the years of doing this magazine, Chris is one of my favorite songwriters with an incredible voice. Don't miss this show!"
BRENT COLE, WHAT'S UP! MAGAZINE
Chris Riffle - Introducing...
"Chris Riffle could be New York's unlikely mellowcore champion of the year" - THE DELI MAGAZINE
"The slow melodies and elegant simplicity of Chris Riffle's folk music could take the most stressed New Yorker to a tranquil mindset" - CMJ
"Remarkable in its honesty, fragility, even wit" -
"Effortlessly communicates the emotional energy of his songs"
GREG SHAPIRO, WISCONSIN GAZETTE
"Like the song, the video is beautiful in its simplicity, effortless in portraying deep emotions." - NO DEPRESSION
"A writer and performer of uncommon depth and
intimacy -- Nick-Drake-meets-Elliott-Smith" - DIRECT