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List of California Soft rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Soft rock solo artists from California are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great California music that you've never heard before. The Soft rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in California. If you think the best California Soft rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different bands, including Journey and Eagles.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Soft rock bands from California?" and "Which Soft rock bands started in California?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Journey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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Eagles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Eagles Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Karen Carpenter Pop music, Soft rock

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The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Randy Newman Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock

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Jackson Browne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Jackson Browne Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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Train is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Train Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Natalie Cole Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Quiet storm

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Toto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Toto Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music

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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Jack Johnson Indie pop, Tropical rock, Pop music

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Bread is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Bread Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

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The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
The Carpenters Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Kenny Loggins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
The Pointer Sisters Girl group, New Wave, Pop music

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Mr. Mister is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Mr. Mister Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

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Ambrosia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Ambrosia Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Poco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Poco Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

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Augustana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Augustana Rock music, Piano rock, Folk rock

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Patrice Rushen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Patrice Rushen Urban contemporary, New Wave, Jazz-funk

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Andrew W.K. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Andrew W.K. Pop punk, Glam metal, Industrial metal

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Jack's Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Jack's Mannequin Pop punk, Rock music, Piano rock

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Richard Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Richard Carpenter Pop music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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Something Corporate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Something Corporate Pop punk, Piano rock, Emo

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HAIM is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
HAIM Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music

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Michael Johns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Michael Johns Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Rebekah Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Rebekah Del Rio Latin jazz, Easy listening, Soft rock

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Albert Hammond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Albert Hammond Popular music, Pop music, Soft rock

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Nick Jonas & the Administratio... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Nick Jonas & the Administration Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Player is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Player Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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Waking Ashland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
Waking Ashland Rock music, Piano rock, Soft rock