"The horn section quickly set Chains Required apart from other bands in the area...backed by a solid rhythm section. In the end, what they've got is a very energized and talented band."
-Feature store in Sierra Lodestar, June 1, 2011 (entire story here)

"Chains Required show...the Tuolumne County band rocks the night away..."
-Sierra Lodestar, September 22, 2010

"Chains Required, which is a ten piece Sonora band that's really popular...at the Black Oak Casino"
-Lisa Millegan Renner, Modesto Bee Arts and Entertainment Reporter, August, 2010

"Magic in Sonora - Isaiah Spratt, of Avery, dances with Joleen Guyer, of Sonora, to the music of Chains Required in Courthouse Square during the event."
-Union Democrat, August 16, 2010

"It's time for Magic in downtown Sonora...Featured performers will include Chains Required at Courthouse Square..."
-Union Democrat, August 12, 2010

"Ironstone Vineyards will present an Independence Day Celebration....live music by Chains Required..."
-Union Democrat, July 1, 2010

"This is the biggest crowd we've had in a long time,” said one of the organizers. Another organizer, Jim Garaventa, of Sonora, said the turnout was two or three times bigger than it has been in recent years. He said he suspects a lot of people were drawn by the fact that the band, Chains Required, is one of the most popular bands in the area right now."
-February 13 Fireman's Ball story in the Union Democrat, February 16, 2010

"If you see a sign, Chains Required, this is not a musical group coming out to sing for you. Chain up [your car], my neighbors, I don't need this kind of entertainment."
-December 14 Letter to Editor of Union Democrat about local drivers needing to use chains after storms

"Chains Required was born about two years ago in the trombonist's living room after a Columbia College jazz band gig with Dave, Bob, Donnie and Dennis as a blues band. After they discovered they didn't have just the right sound, they set out to find people who wanted to be in a dance band. Just by chance, one of the greatest singers around became available - Kerry Tweedy. Soon after, Kerry was joined by another great singer, Jenni Roland. When young pianist Krista White came along, Chains Required was complete. Chains has a full and growing schedule, with more than 20 shows played already this year and 23 booked for the rest of 2009. Opening the Fire on the Mountain Sonora Blues Festival will be one of the highlights of the band's year...Power rock and soul is the Chains Required sound. If you fused Blood Sweat and Tears with Tower of Power, then mixed in some Aretha, The Supremes, and Stevie Wonder, then threw in some Jefferson Airplane with a dash of Joe Walsh, you might get the idea of the Chains Required sound."
-2009 story "The Beat" in the Modesto Bee

"At the event, the very popular ten-member ensemble Chains Required performed their electrifying brand of R&B and classic rock...The band, Chains Required, did an awesome job!"
-"Dancing the Blues Away" story in the Union Democrat, December 1, 2008