what they said
Floyd Anderson- guitar , lead vocals
Greg Doucette - drums
Peter Gravel -percussion
Tom Loane - bass, backing vocals
Bob Mahar - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
John Tetrault - guitar,lead vocals
Beatles- a Celebration of the B Sides - Wellington Times August , 2016
"They worked it out!"
"Their down to earth rapport made the evening like listening to music at a house party with your friends."
"plenty of swaying, toe-tapping, clapping and singing along as Saltwater Roses performed the Beatles B Sides at the Regent Theatre"
Move Over Twice
"Saltwater Roses is a fluid quintet of experienced musicians who have mastered the fine art of constructing and delivering a brisk, punchy and pliant acoustic/electric sound that references enduring artists such as Graham Parker and John Hiatt without sounding slavishly derivative
...Band plays with a responsive, organic feel that easily predates synthesizers and drum machines. The result is remarkably crisp and direct, exactly the kind of music that you would expect to come out of your AM radio in early 70's when the likes of Van Morrison, Janis Joplin and Kris Kristofferson could somehow co-exist on the public airwaves. Anderson's marvelous voice and Brown's snappy guitar leads crackle and spit with a tart energy. This is a band that sounds like they've discovered the secret of playing together....
....They've got an ensemble spit -and- polish that puts most of Halifax's vaunted indie scene to shame. SWR are also a group that couldn't care a whit about attitude or image. Consequently, their new album "Move Over Twice" after a line from the tune "One After 909" on the Beatles' sad swansong "Let It Be" album - sounds timelessly contemporary.... The album reveals Saltwater Roses as a band that puts a premium on having fun.... Ron Foley MacDonald
"Boy, Do Saltwater Roses ever make my job easy. right here in their press release, they describe their sounds as 'accessible radio friendly great pop music'. However, to leave it at that would sell these guys short, since their music is neither top 40 fodder nor cloying light rock. Saltwater Roses' songs are pieces of mature craftsmanship, well played and heartfelt. The band keeps a few rough edges to avoid sounding slick and have a firm grasp on their musical direction and personality."..... Stephen Cooke- Chronicle Herald
"gritty pop, reminescent of John Hiatt and Van Morrison"...... The Coast
Here Comes the Night
"Here comes an album full of punchy pop, rhythm and blues and rock that could have easily fit into the great days of English pre-punk pub rock....Maybe it's even better than that. Saltwater Roses have put together an album that is remarkably assured and accessible, catchy, careful crafted and yet fulsomely content-driven. After just one listen, I can't get some of these songs out of my head." Ron Foley MacDonald
"Transcends the boundaries of musical styles. The songs and performances have a timeless feel"..... Tim Arsenault Chronicle Herald
" The album can be appreciated by anyone who loves pop music, but particularly by those who love the 1960's sound and found themselves looking to the likes of Bob Dylan, Beatles,Van Morrison and the solo works of John Lennon.... has been the best selling independent record at Sam the Record Man in Halifax"....... Howard Carr The Times Transcript