This Americana outfit are solid players with an appealing sound, right down to the lead vocals, whose tone is a consistently natural fit. The group’s vocal blend is also a strong thing to behold. The material is another matter, however. While the band conveys its themes––whether the nostalgia-fueled “I Miss America” and “Peace, Love” or the rocked-up relationship song “Nobody Like Me” with an assured, experienced hand–– there is something underwhelming about the chorus hooks. Despite the obvious craft in the songwriting, they prove to be overly familiar and obvious. Most effective is “Nobody Like Me” which has a noisier, hard-charging rock vibe. Honey River is a solid band that could take more risks.