Bands/Musicians California Soft Rock Bands List

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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
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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

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

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Train is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
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
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
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
Indie pop, Tropical rock, Pop music

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

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

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Augustana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list California Soft Rock Bands List
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
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
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
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
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
Pop punk, Piano rock, Emo

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

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